Rick Scott, Mike Pence: When campaign fundraising met tax incentives for Scott’s company

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Two months after Florida Gov. Rick Scott helped then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence fundraise in Fort Lauderdale last year, Pence announced a $650,000 incentives package for a company owned in large part by Scott.

Hallandale freezes payments for city development, jobs programs citing waste & fraud

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
Hallandale Beach City Manager Roger Carlton has ordered what could be a multi-million dollar freeze on all payments under two city jobs and business development programs, saying they “have lost their way.”

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Chief judge Tobin reopens old wounds, wins at Supreme Court

By Dan Christensen, browardbulldog.org When Broward Circuit Judge Victor Tobin was elected chief judge two years ago he vowed to heal a deeply divided courthouse and restore public faith in Broward’s judiciary. But Tobin’s recent decision to transfer two rival veteran judges to divisions they did not request, and have told supporters they do not […]

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Finalist for U.S. Attorney planted phony court records

By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org A Miami-Dade judge who President Obama is considering to be South Florida’s next U.S. Attorney once falsified official court records in apparent violation of state law. Judge Daryl Trawick, right, instructed the clerk’s office to alter the public court docket in 2002 at the request of state prosecutors seeking to protect a […]

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Money, politics and Bush’s failed plan to name a Broward loyalist U.S. Surgeon General

By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org Sworn testimony in the Broward insider stock-trading case against a top Republican fundraiser is shedding new light on the alleged fraud and how political access is bought and sold. Fort Lauderdale heart doctor Zachariah P. Zachariah and two other physicians, including his brother, are accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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Top Republican fundraiser’s insider trading trial called off amid possible deal

By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org Next week’s federal insider trading trial of a major Broward GOP fundraiser with close ties to former President George W. Bush has been called off while a possible settlement deal is worked out. Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah, his physician brother and a third Fort Lauderdale doctor are accused of hauling down […]

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Anatomy of a frame-up

“To seek the just determination of all criminal matters that are presented to the State Attorney” – from the web site of Broward State Attorney Michael Satz By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org Once upon a time Jerry Frank Townsend was South Florida’s deadliest serial killer and rapist. Broward Sheriff’s Office and Miami Police Department homicide detectives […]

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Ten who would not have died

Ten women and children died between the day Jerry Frank Townsend was arrested for murder in 1979, and the day Eddie Lee Mosley was sent to a state hospital for the criminally insane in 1987. Each of these murders was later linked to Mosley by DNA testing or other means. The dead: 12/24/79   Susan Boyton 2/22/80   Arnette Tukes 3/10/80  […]

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