FBI coughs up new 9/11 records about Sarasota; Documents, evidence missing

New York's World Trade Center before September 11, 2001

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Newly released FBI documents say agents investigating 9/11 did not obtain security records from a Sarasota-area gated community containing alleged evidence that 9/11 hijackers had visited the residence of a Saudi family with ties to the royal family.

Mother of slain ex-Broward al Qaeda boss hopes for end to stigma

FBI Director Robert Mueller  with wanted poster for  Adnan El Shukrijumah in 2003.

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Nearly two years have passed since Miramar’s Zuhrah A. Jumah got news that her eldest son, Adnan, had been killed during a military raid on an al Qaeda hideout in a mountainous corner of northwest Pakistan. Lately, she wonders how long Adnan El Shukrijumah’s ugly reputation as an al Qaeda commander will continue to trail her and her family.

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Broward Health’s $71.4 million, no-bid advertising deal with Zimmerman delayed by suicide

Jordan Zimmerman, left, advertising firm founder and Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, late chief executive of Broward Health

By Buddy Nevins and Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Broward Health’s plan to award a no-bid advertising contract worth as much as $71.4 million over six years to a politically connected advertising firm was interrupted last month after hospital district chief executive Dr. Nabil El Sanadi killed himself.

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Broward Health halts public meeting on alleged interference with FBI probe

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By Buddy Nevins and Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A public meeting called to discuss whether the North Broward Hospital District’s top lawyer Lynn Barrett deliberately obstructed an FBI investigation was shut down yesterday on her advice.

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Broward Health rattled by corruption probes, may seek a new way to govern itself

Fort Lauderdale's Broward Health Medical Center, flagship of the North Broward Hospital District.

By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins
FloridaBulldog.org
“What a colossal mess!” That’s the opening salvo from the Miami-Dade County Grand Jury’s August 2010 report on ailing Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The same could be said today of Broward Health.

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Jack Nicklaus in hot water with Justice Department over filled wetlands at golf club

The Bear's Club, co-developed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is in legal hot water with the U.S. Department of Justice over construction work his companies performed on environmentally protected wetlands at The Bear’s Club, a 369-acre private golf course community in Jupiter which the six-time Masters champion co-developed in 1999.

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FBI corruption probe at Broward Health allegedly blocked by hospital district’s lawyer

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By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins
FloridaBulldog.org
Broward’s Health’s general counsel failed to cooperate with the FBI, withheld evidence and protected an executive accused of attempting to rape several employees, according to an explosive e-mail sent last week by a private investigator hired by the late Dr. Nabil El Sanadi to look into alleged corruption at the public hospital system.

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In wake of El Sanadi suicide, Florida IG probes every Broward Health contract since 2012

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi's casket leaves Friday's funeral service at First Baptist church in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Photo: Sun-Sentinel

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
As Gov. Rick Scott and hundreds of others paid their final respects Friday to Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Broward Health’s late president, Florida’s chief inspector general quietly opened a wide-ranging investigation into how the hospital district hands out millions of dollars in contracts.

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Broward Health warns doctors: sign new ethics rules or lose privileges to practice

Broward Health's urgent website message to doctors and staff over the weekend

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A doctors’ rebellion at Broward Health has prompted a stern warning from the hospital district’s board that their privileges to practice at its hospitals and clinics will be suspended if they don’t agree in writing to new ethics rules.

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The troubled road to redeveloping Miami’s Liberty Square

The Liberty Square public housing complex in Miami's  Liberty City neighborhood

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Since a Miami-Dade County selection committee ranked its $287-million proposal first among six firms last October, Atlantic Pacific Communities appeared to have the inside track at redeveloping Liberty Square – Miami-Dade’s oldest public-housing project. Now allegations of malfeasance surrounding Atlantic Pacific in an unrelated matter could derail the company’s chances.

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South Florida’s 10 worst nursing homes for seniors based on U.S. data

Miami's 180-bed Golden Glades Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was fined $138,841 by the federal government between 2013 and 2015. Photo: Francisco Alvarado

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Out of 145 nursing homes in South Florida 10 had incidents of negligent care so common that they received abysmal reviews from federal healthcare regulators. Read our report on the area’s worst nursing homes.

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