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Political Corruption in South Florida: How deep and how wide?

Last Wednesday’s arrest of Broward officials: Josephus Eggelletion, Beverly Gallagher and Fitzroy Salesman is still the talk of the community. The alleged details of sleazy deals made are nauseating at best. All three are presumed innocent until they have had their day in court but the FBI seems to feel confident that the cases against the three are airtight.

Eggelletion and Salesman have had their fair share of negative publicity in the past so many are not surprised at their arrests. The amount of money involved has shocked the folks I’ve spoken with. Most people are very surprised that community activist turned politician Beverly Gallagher has gotten caught up in corruption. Gallagher had been well thought of by the community.

Now there is speculation as to who is next to be indicted in the FBI probe. Several Broward residents have already applied to replace Eggelletion and Gallagher. Even former Miami Dolphin star, Dwight Stephenson's firm has been dragged into the investigation. The drama continues.


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