Lurid sex claims against Ft. Lauderdale police major and the difficulty of coming forward

Fort Lauderdale Police Maj. Eric Brogna

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Coral Springs police believed a 13-year-old girl who said her uncle, Fort Lauderdale Police Maj. Eric Brogna molested her in 2010. But prosecutors declined to prosecute and Internal Affairs detectives did not sustain a charge of conduct unbecoming an officer. The case illustrates how uncomfortable it is for victims of sexual abuse to come forward.

Broward School Board backs Runcie on keeping public off selection committee

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By William Hladky
FloridaBulldog.org
In the face of public suspicion, a majority of the Broward School Board last week voiced support for Superintendent Robert Runcie’s move to exclude the public from sitting on a committee that will select companies to manage $800 million in voter-approved construction projects.

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New Saudi king ran state charity that 9/11 victims say funded and armed al Qaeda

Saudi King Salman with President Obama at Erga Palace during a January 27 trip to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Pete Souza, official White House photo

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman, “actively directed” a Saudi charity whose funding was “especially important to al Qaeda acquiring the strike capabilities used to launch attacks in the U.S.,” say new court papers filed by lawyers representing 9/11 victims and their families.

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Fort Lauderdale redevelopment project fails; $1 million in taxpayer funds at risk

Fort Lauderdale's Sixth Street Plaza

By William Hladky
FloridaBulldog.org
Almost $1 million in taxpayer loans may never be repaid due to the forced sale of the Sixth Street Plaza, centerpiece of Fort Lauderdale’s ambitious plans to revitalize Sistrunk Boulevard corridor, at a public auction on May 5.

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FDLE’s Miami regional office ‘like ‘The Walking Dead'”

Miami FDLE Agent Addy Villanueva, former special agent in charge. Photo: CBSMiami.com

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
The Miami regional office of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was a dysfunctional, hostile workplace where the special agent-in-charge, Addy Villanueva, was in the dark about turmoil between rank-and-file officers and her abrasive second-in-command, Robert Breeden.

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Amid probe, Broward Health’s top heart doctor takes pay cut; “Every bit about the money”

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By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A prominent Fort Lauderdale cardiologist at the center of a federal investigation into alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud at Broward Health has signed a new contract featuring a hefty pay cut and an unfamiliar requirement that he treat poor people.

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Top two FDLE agents in Miami are out; Turmoil amid takeover of police shooting probes

Addy Villanueva, former special agent-in-charge of the FDLE's Miami regional office Photo: CBSMiami

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
The abrupt replacement of Gerald Bailey as Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner wasn’t the only major shake-up at the state’s top law enforcement agency in December. Also out amid reports of internal intrigue: the first woman to lead FDLE’s Miami Regional Operations Center, Addy Villanueva, and her number two, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Breeden.

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Coconut Creek police botched 82 child rape and other cases; Dashed hopes for justice

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By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The Coconut Creek police botched dozens of criminal cases involving disturbing reports about children who were raped or abused and seniors who were neglected or exploited. But what happened has remained largely hidden from public view.

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Welcome to Florida Bulldog; News you need to know

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TO OUR READERS
Broward Bulldog has a new name, Florida Bulldog.
The change recognizes what you already know – that the Bulldog’s brand of nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog news coverage often extends beyond Broward County.

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Florida congressman denied access to censored pages from Congress’ 9/11 report

One of 28 redacted pages from a congressional report regarding "specific sources of foreign support" for the 9/11 hijackers

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
UPDATE: JAN 10 Click through to watch video of former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, Congressmen Walter Jones, R-N.C. and Stephen Lynch, D-Ma. and others talk about the need to declassify the 28 censored pages from Congress’s Joint Inquiry report on 9/11. Wednesday’s press conference followed news that the U.S. House Intelligence Committee denied Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fl, access to the 28 pages.

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Customers accuse Broward flying machine maker of fraud; Attorney General investigating

A marketing photo for JetLev's Acquaflyer

By Ann Henson Feltgen
BrowardBulldog.org
A Dania Beach firm that sells James Bond-style jetpacks is being sued for fraud by a California watersports company that alleges it paid more than $1 million for expensive jetpacks it never received.

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