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Jeff Greene asking House Ethics Committee to investigate Kendrick Meek

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From Sun-Sentinel: Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene of Palm Beach is labeling his main primary competitor, Kendrick Meek, as corrupt. Greene said there are “serious questions of ethical wrongdoing and corruption that have been raised regarding Congressman Kendrick Meek’s efforts on behalf of a campaign contributor now involved in a criminal trial.” And he’s asking the House Ethics Committee to investigate Meek, who’s a member of the House. In his letter to the ethics committee, Greene reports: “Meek sought millions…

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Daily Beast ranks Florida sixth most politically corrupt state

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Florida is the sixth most politically corrupt state in the nation, according to The Daily Beast: In Florida, one recent Medicare fraud case soars to new heights. By all appearances Ihosvany Marquez was a legitimate businessman interested in community health, running eight health clinics in Miami and Orange County. But each clinic, in fact, had a fake owner who would sign for fraudulent charges for expensive treatments such as infusion therapy and injection therapy. Marquez then laundered the money through…

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Jack Abramoff’s impact felt in Florida

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There have been those in some quarters who have attempted to dismiss the Jack Abramoff scandal as an inside the Beltway issue that doesn’t matter to “average” Americans. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In my experience, it’s true that voters really don’t care about campaign finance scandals or issues like that, despite how much emphasis the media puts on these matters. Any campaign I worked on that involved some component of political financial scandal by either of the…

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