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State to Oversee Broward School Board for Six Months

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The Department Of Education will keep an inspector general in place at the School Board of Broward County for the next six months.

Eric Smith wants to have boots on the ground to keep an eye on the activities of the board.

“Smith wants the Inspector General to ‘monitor official meetings, agendas and activities of the Broward County School Board.’ The IG will also communicate with the District on “the need to establish anticipated completion dates for corrective actions.”

No wonder Ann Murray has been nervous. Bet the IG loved yesterday’s Daily Pulp story about Murray’s campaign consultant intimidating a School District whistleblower and Murray possibly targeting his postion as a cost-cutting measure.

Should be a fun six months…

(http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/04/20/extra-set-of-eyes-on-broward-school-board/)

REAL SHOCKER: A Broward Politician NOT Under Investigation!!!

The Sun-Sentinel reports local corruption investigators took “unusual step” to announce Broward County Commissioner John Rodstorm was NOT under investigation.

“Prosecutors often won’t confirm or deny who is or isn’t under investigation for tactical, ethical or other reasons, but Assistant State Attorney Jeannette Camacho said Sunday that her office has no pending investigation of Rodstrom.”

Last week, reports surfaced that Bev “Moneybag” Stracher mentioned Rodstrom as a politician connected to the Chaits.  Rodstrom vehmently denied any accusation.

“‘I think Stracher threw my name out there because we’re political opponents, some would even say enemies,’ he said. ‘It is completely unfair, because I cannot be bought and I have never taken anything from anyone. I pay for everything I do — you can’t even buy me lunch,’ Rodstrom said.”

Hmmm, is it possible Stracher was telling tall tales to punish enemies and protect friends? More importantly, are the investigators double-checking the veracity of Stracher’s stories?

Perhaps, "Who" is a better question

Who is The Queen Of Broward?

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Overlooked in Sun Sentinel story about Tamarac corruption was this quote from a top prosecutor in Mike Satz’s office:

“Tim Donnelly, the prosecutor in charge of the state’s corruption investigations, said that it’s sometimes necessary to subpoena potential witnesses and give them immunity.

‘Because, as a prosecutor you are always pursuing the most culpable criminal but you have to have witnesses and evidence in order to convict. Without them, you have no case,’ Donnelly said. ‘I think the higher good is to get Lady Macbeth, rather than throw some spineless lackey in jail.’ ”

Perhaps we’re reading too much into it, but notice he said Queen. He didn’t refer to a King, or Capone or Boss Tweed. Donnelly used a female reference. Is there a Queen at the heart of Broward’s corruption?