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  • 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,...
  • Producers found guilty in Thai film festival bribery case

     
    In a big win for the federal government that could open Hollywood up to more investigations regarding overseas business, producers Gerald and Patricia Green were found guilty late Friday on charges of bribery and money laundering related to their running....
  • Federal corruption probe lands in Broward

     
    And now it looks like it???s Broward???s turn. A long-rumored and long-awaited federal probe into political corruption looks like it???s finally bearing fruit. With reports of arrests swirling, a noon news conference has been scheduled at the U.S....
  • Dueling corruption reforms in Palm Beach County could help address Broward County scandals

     
    A federal corruption probe, South Florida elected officials arrested, scandals rocking county government ... and for once in a long while it wasn???t in Palm Beach County. As new corruption scandals rocked Broward County government Wednesday, Palm Beach...