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  • County agrees to more independence for inspector general

     
    The latest version of ethics reform gives Palm Beach County???s scandal-ridden county commission a lesser role in picking a new full-time government watchdog. Since 2006, three former county commissioners have gone to prison on federal corruption charges,...
  • Gangland L.A. in the 1950s, via pulp nonfiction

     
    In the 1940s and '50s, Los Angeles was home to a remarkably high-profile mob presence. Gang boss -- or former gang boss -- Mickey Cohen was a target, not only for teens with autograph books, but also for people with......
  • Sweeping Riverside County corruption probe includes charges against 4 of 5 San Jacinto council members [Updated]

     
    Riverside County prosecutors today announced a 155-count indictment in a large public corruption investigation that includes charges against several elected officials. The indictments target nine people, including four of the five members of the San...
  • H.S. friend: Rothstein could have won American Idol

     
    Back after a day off and don???t know where to begin to catch up on Rothstein-palooza. Ready, set, go: --I???ve been in touch with all sorts of people connected to Scott Rothstein, the former Fort Lauderdale attorney whom the feds......
  • Commissioner's "T.S." message raises eyebrows

     
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Jeff Koons raised eyebrows Tuesday with a two letter abbreviation aimed at a crowd of residents raising concerns about the effectiveness of the county???s proposed ethics reforms. ???T.S.,??? Koons told the residents...
  • Ethics reforms tweaked again, vote coming Tuesday

     
    With a final vote on new ethics reforms coming Tuesday, Palm Beach County government lawyers have tweaked the rules to try to give more independence to a new proposed county watchdog. County commissioners on Dec. 1 gave preliminary approval to......
  • Roots of South Florida corruption: Apathy, complexity

     
    I wrote about the latest corruption wave that???s devoured Broward in my Sunday column, but I didn???t get to unload all my thoughts in print. Namely, what has allowed things to deteriorate to this point? Feel free to offer your......
  • Former judge joins Palm Beach County's new Ethics Commission

     
    Former Circuit Court Judge Edward Rodgers was selected Wednesday as the latest addition to Palm Beach County???s new Ethics Commission. The appointed commission is charged with helping enforce new ethics rules county commissioners approved in December...
  • Palm Beach County Ethics Commission gets final two members

     
    Attorney Manuel Farach and accountant Ron Harbison have claimed the final two spots on Palm Beach County???s new Ethics Commission. The five-member commission was created to help enforce new ethics rules created in the wake of corruption scandals that...
  • Tribune Co. consultant on Wrigley Field deal is linked to Rod Blagojevich

    A sports business consultant hired by Tribune Co. to help with the possible sale of Wrigley Field to the state commiserated over declining newspaper quality with a top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and also sought a potential spot on Chicago's...
  • Tribune Co. chief Sam Zell interviewed by federal prosecutors in criminal probe of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

    Tribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Sam Zell hired well-known defense lawyer Anton Valukas and was interviewed in January by federal prosecutors as a "potential witness" in the criminal investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the company...
  • Blagojevich's secret talks with Tribune Co.

    Blagojevich's secret talks with Tribune Co.
    Early on a Sunday evening in December, e-mails went out among state officials who had just learned that financially strapped Tribune Co. was about to file for bankruptcy protection. "This could measurably complicate Project Elwood," wrote William Brandt,...