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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsIf Broward Mayor John Rodstrom has his way, one of the big parts of sweeping ethics reform approved by voters will be gutted -- the provision that bars county commissioners from serving on procurement/selection committees. Rodstrom's proposed change is...
Tags: Public Officials, Local Government, Elections, Ethics, Politics
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsA grand jury will look into Palm Beach County Inspector General Sheryl Steckler???s concerns about potential interference from local governments that she investigates, according to the State Attorney???s Office. Steckler in September asked the State...
Tags: Trials, Justice System, Delray Beach, Local Government, Ethics
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsChristmas doesn???t bring a holiday from Palm Beach County???s gift rules for local government officials and employees. That???s the message this week from the county???s Ethics Commission, which is spreading the word that rules limiting gifts from...
Tags: Christmas, Trials, Punishment, Local Government, Ethics
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsPalm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe announced Tuesday that he would not run for re-election. McAuliffe, a Democrat elected in 2008, said he abandoned his re-election because plans to take a private sector position that he would not...
Tags: Justice System, Judges, Prosecution, Elections, Ric Bradshaw
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsIn my Sunday column about the political corruption epidemic that's rocked South Florida, I touched on the impact of the new breed of citizen activists that have taken to the Internet. People like Chaz Stevens, whose My Acts of Sedition......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsThis time, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz's corruption prosecutors have thrown the book at both halves of a local power couple. Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft and husband Mitch Kraft, an attorney, face multiple charges for a 2007 series.......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsBackers of the Palm Beach County ethics reform referendum, which goes before voters Nov. 2, are using a new website to try to build support for the anti-corruption measures. The new website can be found at http://ethicspbc.com/. The referendum is......
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsWasserman-Rubin charges -- Better late than never? Diana Wasserman-Rubin's alleged misdeeds aren't fresh, dating back almost a decade. So why have criminal charges against the longtime Broward politician been so long coming? Put another way: Would...
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsBy recent South Florida political standards, the trial scheduled to start today involving two suspended Coral Springs city commissioners is relatively small pickings: Vincent Boccard and Tom Powers each face a misdemeanor charge of violating the state's...
Tags: Misdemeanors, Judges, Elections, Howard Finkelstein, Criminals
The most common complaint from people who email me about my columns is that the federal government is horrible: Too big and growing too fast, too corrupt and wasteful, and providing too many benefits to too many Americans. If we just shrink the...
The takeaway from Diana Wasserman-Rubin's misdemeanor plea deal: Crime pays, especially for politicians who abuse the public trust. Broward State Attorney Mike Satz and his corruption prosecutors took pity on a woman ravaged by illness, rolling over...
Tags: Interior Policy, Misdemeanors, Davie, Prosecution, Judges
Combine boss William Cellini sat at the defense table, blinking, head bowed, a tiny man who was Mr. Big in Illinois politics, waiting, finally, for what was coming to him. The crowd was filling in to support him Thursday, his family and a great tribe of...
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Apr 30, 2013 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Apr 24, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Oct 5, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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