Corruption allegations involving Broward Health, Gov. Scott unsealed in whistleblower suit

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Florida Bulldog exclusively reported last year about 21st Century’s unprecedented 2012 contract to provide radiation oncology services at Broward Health, and how it was inked while the governor was an investor in a private-equity firm that owned 21st Century Oncology.

In Hialeah, money meant to feed poor kids pays for Las Vegas trip for city officials

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Two years ago, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez signed off on spending $7,621 from a $10,000 corporate grant for feeding poor children. Instead, the money went to pay for airline tickets and posh hotel accommodations for himself, his chief of staff, a police detective and four other city employees to attend a parks and recreation conference in Las Vegas.

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Accusations of spying by FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office dissolve amid generous plea deals

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Weeks after being accused of spying on the defense in a $55-million Medicare fraud case, the Miami U.S. Attorney’s Office gave all three defendants generous plea deals that closed the case and made the misconduct accusations go away.

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Owners at South Beach’s Shelborne fight $30 million assessments, foreclosure

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
For the past four years, about 40 investors and snowbirds who own 42 rooms in a landmark oceanfront art deco hotel have been locked in a pitched court battle with one of Miami Beach’s most politically connected families to keep their units.

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Lawsuit: Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has tolerated and covered-up the illegal use of force

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The family of a 26-year-old black man shot and killed by a Broward Sheriff’s deputy has sued the deputy and Sheriff Scott Israel, alleging wrongful death, serious and repeated failures of police oversight, and cover-up.

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Secret U.S. Marshals’ report ID’d security weaknesses at Broward courthouse before escape

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A confidential U.S. Marshals’ security assessment for the Broward County Courthouse exposed numerous weaknesses in the building’s security system four years before last week’s scandalous escape of a 21-year-old murder suspect.

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28 pages connect Saudi prince to al Qaeda leader, supporters of 9/11 hijackers

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The Saudi ambassador who met with President George W. Bush at the White House two days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 had connections to a major al-Qaeda figure and other Saudis suspected of helping two of the suicide hijackers while they were in the United States.

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Broward medical examiner’s evidence policy worries prosecutors, defense lawyers

By Eric Barton
FloridaBulldog.org
The Broward County medical examiner has been destroying some tissue and blood samples after they are a year old, a policy defense attorneys and prosecutors say could affect untold numbers of criminal cases.

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U.S. Rep. Graham asks Gov. Scott to call special session on Lake O crisis

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
In a sharply worded rebuke of Rick Scott, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL) urged the governor to call a special legislative session to deal with the toxic algae bloom discharges from Lake Okeechobee threatening the state’s ecosystem as well as the tourism and fishing industries.

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The release of the 28 pages isn’t the last word in the search for who was behind 9/11

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
It took 13 years and enormous public pressure to force President Obama to order the release of the suppressed chapter from Congress’s Joint Inquiry report about apparent Saudi support for the 9/11 suicide hijackers. Those 28 pages, however, aren’t nearly the last word about the people and events behind 9/11.

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The Miami fight over right to sue to block controversial development

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
A proposed amendment to Miami’s charter that would help a series of lawsuits aimed at stopping controversial mega-projects on public waterfront land has drawn fierce opposition from City Attorney Victoria Mendez. Amendment supporters, on the other hand, accuse Mendez of running interference because she fears the lawsuits — if allowed to move forward — would expose her office’s role in violating the city charter, breaking Florida’s public records law and feeding misinformation to city commissioners.

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