In 2009, Palm Beach County got an official statement that public corruption was a problem.
The 2009 grand jury report began by declaring, “Palm Beach County currently is facing a crisis of trust in public governance.” No kidding. Many people remember the three county commissioners and two West Palm Beach city commissioners who went to prison for profiting from their offices. Less remembered may be the grand jury’s observation that much of the corruption took place not in secret but in the open.
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