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Corrupt Practices

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  • CBS: The Lineup...and "Medium!"

     
    (Mitchell Haaseth / NBC) Do not adjust your set, etc. This is really the CBS lineup and that's really "Medium" on it. "Medium" has joined the lineup. 'Twas expected when NBC dropped it yesterday. Here's the fall on CBS.......
  • Burris on Blago: 'No intention' of paying

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Roland Burris played Hardball today, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked the junior senator from Illinois if he had tried to "squeeze'' former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for appointment to the Senate when he spoke with the......
  • Rod Blagojevich: 'Anti-Nixon' in "truth'

     
    by Mark Silva Rod Blagojevich, the indicted former governor of Illinois, says his wife Patti is "doing a great job'' on that reality TV show in the Costa Rican jungle, and vows that when his own reality show plays out......
  • County Corruption Concerns Up for Discussion Wednesday

     
    County Commissioner Jess Santamaria wades back into politically touchy territory on Wednesday when he hosts another public forum about Palm Beach County corruption scandals. Santamaria plans to hold a community forum to discuss the recommendations from...
  • Ethics Board Warns Against Commissioner's Law Firm Representing Clients Before the Commission

     
    The law firm of new Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams wanted to know if it could keep representing clients before the commission without creating conflict of interest concerns. No, was the resounding answer delivered Friday by the Florida...
  • Another County Corruption Review Coming, Business Leaders Call For Reform

     
    A timetable for a new state grand jury review and business leaders calling for reform add to the political pressure for Palm Beach County to implement changes targeting corruption. In May, State Attorney Michael McAuliffe released a state grand jury......
  • Taylor Takes Seat On County Commission

     
    New Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor was sworn into office this morning. Taylor replaces former Commissioner Addie Greene, who resigned in April citing health reasons. Taylor, a Democrat, gave up a re-election bid to the Florida House of...
  • Abrams Willing To Lose $1 Million Fund To Ease Budget Crunch

     
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams plans to put his district discretionary money where his mouth is when it comes to cutting the budget. Abrams on Monday announced that he would give up the more than $1 million in his......
  • Baranello gets no jail time

     
    Stephen Baranello, who helped engineer Steve Levy's rise to county executive only to crash almost immediately on corruption charges, was sentenced Friday but got no jail time. Baranello received 5 years probation and 840 hours of community service....
  • Commissioner Abrams wants more budget cuts, outsourcing

     
    County Commissioner Steven Abrams said today he favors deeper cuts in the county budget and more outsourcing as ways to tackle the large deficit. To avoid a tax increase, county commissioners would have to slash $70 million. Abrams was in......
  • Cold cash: Ex-congressman convicted

     
    by Richard Simon Former Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), who gained national attention after federal agents found $90,000 in his freezer, was convicted Wednesday of political corruption. Jefferson, 62, was found guilty in federal court in Alexandria,...