RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Corrupt Practices

A collection of news and information related to Corrupt Practices published by this site and its partners.

Top Corrupt Practices Articles

Displaying items 121-132
  • 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...
  • Eddie's 'Lapse' Under Criminal Spotlight

    The breakfast meeting with Eddie Perez was about five years ago. The memory is foggy on the details. But it was at the old Hal's Diner on Main Street, and it was sometime after Perez's first election as strong mayor. He was talking about his vision for...
  • Obama's bailout for the despots

    It's President Obama's worst bailout so far. He's going to rescue the U.N. Human Rights Council. Now admittedly, the council wasn't on the verge of going out of business. Heck, if there were a nuclear war, the pinstriped thugs of the United Nations'...
  • Case closed, but coffin on Outfit isn't

    Is the Chicago Outfit dead, now that the historic Family Secrets trial has ended? No.How can you kill a thing that has lived for almost a century in this town, wrapping itself throughout the city's infrastructure, developing arteries for nutrients,...