Rick Scott and allegations of corporate spying and theft by a company he helped oversee

Rick Scott celebrates his Republican primary victory over Bill McCollum at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina on Aug. 24, 2010. One month earlier, Envestnet, a company where Scott was an investor and board member, settled civil charges of corporate espionage and theft.

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
Most Floridians know that before Rick Scott was governor he headed a hospital chain that paid $1.7 billion to resolve criminal and civil charges of healthcare fraud. Less known is the story of Scott’s involvement as an investor, director and paid consultant at another firm that settled civil claims of corporate spying and theft a month before Scott’s 2010 victory in the Republican gubernatorial primary propelled him towards the governor’s mansion.

Amid rising inquiries, Gov. Scott files and makes public 2013 income tax return

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, left, and Gov. Rick Scott

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
A day after aides refused to say whether Gov. Rick Scott had filed his 2013 federal income tax return, or say whether he would release it, the governor made the 34-page document public Wednesday afternoon.

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Tough new voting restrictions clamp down in Florida; Video of Broward elections chief Snipes

By Amber Statler-Matthews
BrowardBulldog.org
Broward voters who plan to turn out to the polls during the busy 2012 election season better be prepared for changes.

State voter laws approved last year reduce the number of early voting days and locations, make it tougher for organizations to register voters, impose strict identification requirements and make it more difficult for felons to regain the right to vote.

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Broward trash disposal board eyes new no-bid deal with long-time partner Wheelabrator

By Buddy Nevins
BrowardBulldog.org

The bruising battle over which firm can tap into Broward County’s multi-million dollar waste stream is back to where it started: With a no bid deal.

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Gingrich’s health care center was power player in a host of Washington policy debates

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton, IWatch News Newt Gingrich’s Washington-based advocacy on behalf of a broad array of health care interests has been far more extensive than the Republican presidential candidate has acknowledged, a review by the Center for Public Integrity has found. Since 2003, the former House speaker’s Center for Health Transformation has […]

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Romney on board: Marriott accused of cheating clients on his watch

By Lucy Komisar
100Reporters
Mitt Romney, who makes his hands-on business experience a talking point in his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, was a member of the board of directors and audit committee of a global company when it paid millions of dollars to settle charges of extracting kickbacks that cheated clients.

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State ethics board finds it likely that ex-Broward Health commissioner broke law; does nothing

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
The Florida ethics commission has found probable cause to believe that Fort Lauderdale consultant Joseph Cobo had business conflicts that “interfered with his public duties” as a North Broward Hospital District commissioner.

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A Pompano Beach murder mystery; a year later BSO has not cracked it

By Karla Bowsher
BrowardBulldog.org
During the first week of January 2011, Russell Walker answered his front door and was shot nine times, his body left lying face down in a pool of blood on the floor of his Pompano Beach home.
The killer got a long head start on a getaway. A week would pass before anyone even knew Walker was dead.

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Reality TV show case leads to disclosure of countywide roster of cops in trouble with the law

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
An investigation involving a Broward Sheriff’s Office reality TV show has led to the release of a state attorney’s list of 137 police officers and deputies whose testimony may be suspect because of their troubles with the law.

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Broward sheriff’s deputy who stars in reality TV show investigated by corruption prosecutors

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy and reality television star is under criminal investigation for falsifying records, Broward Bulldog has learned. Deputy Jerry Wengert, who starred in TLC/Discovery Channel’s “Unleashed: K-9 Broward County,” was notified of the probe in August by the prosecutor in charge of the State Attorney’s public corruption unit.

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Miramar deal could break Waste Management’s countywide grip on trash disposal

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
Waste Management’s three-decade virtual monopoly on trash disposal in Broward appears to be nearing an end after a competing syndicate’s “best and final offer” for the job was ranked higher by a Miramar bid committee.

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