It took multiple stings, but Broward County appears to be getting a cleansing. Three politicians and three associates are facing serious charges following a corruption sting, including Broward County Commissioner Joe Eggelletion, school board member Beverly Gallagher and former Miramar commissioner Fitzroy Salesman. It’s notable that they were caught, not by local authorities, but by the FBI. So, how to put this delicately … given the strong, lingering odor of corruption one county to the south, where the long-suffering black community has endured literally decades of stalled development, empty lots, soaring crime, poverty, joblessness and a cruel combination of theft and empty promises (with the notable exception of young but developing Miami Gardens, which is, unfortunately, a Miami-Dade aberration …) and the apparent inability of the Miami-Dade state attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, to do anything about it, even when the evidence literally walks in the door and sits down in front of her, would it be mean to hope the feds take a look at Miami-Dade next?
UPDATE: The South Florida Times has a great rundown of the Broward FBI sting, dubbed “operation flat screen.”