On page B-3 of Saturday’s Palm Beach Post is a report that West Palm Beach has provided a full time investigator to the State Attorney’s unit on Public Corruption. Dating back about a decade now, West Palm Beach experienced two of its ex-City Commissioners, Ray Liberti and Jim Exline, being prosecuted and jailed on public corruption type charges during a time when the U.S. Attorney’s Office focused on Palm Beach County’s public corruption politics.
Known as the “corruption county”, Palm Beach county experienced three of its ex-County Commissioners, Tony Masilotti, Mary McCarty, and Warren Newell, being prosecuted and convicted through these efforts. Since then, public corruption has taken a lower profile.
Congratulations to State Attorney David Aronberg for making public corruption a priority again. This effort should send signals to all those holding elected and appointed public positions to beware of your actions, both overt and covert. There are ‘eyes’ watching, who stand ready to protect the public trust….
Click on this link to Palm Beach Post News Article.