We’re # 1 | Florida the Top State for Government Corruption

Ethics reform ignored by Florida lawmakers

For all the major reforms Florida lawmakers took on this year, they failed to enact stronger ethics standards for public officials despite a rash of corruption cases from South Florida to Sarasota.

The inaction is even more glaring in the wake of an unusual statewide grand jury last December that issued 127 pages of recommended changes in state law after declaring that “corruption is pervasive at all levels of government” in Florida.

Florida entered this spring’s legislative session reeling from years of major scandal at the state and local level. More than 800 public officials were convicted in Florida on various charges between 1997 and 2007, making Florida the top state for government corruption, according to the grand jury.

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28 Responses to “We’re # 1 | Florida the Top State for Government Corruption”
  1. Fury says:

    florida seems to be a cauldron of corruption.

    these judges who are retiring and getting jobs w/ the f/c mill law firms
    makes one wonder whether they have been “on the take” in the first place.

    maybe these judges have been getting paid all along (under the table).

    now that they are retiring, they can work out in the open for the firms who have been paying them for their rocket docket.

    in my opinion only

  2. incodnito123 says:

    What a shock, NOT. What a shame to have this distinction, and the worst court circuit in Florida is the 20th Circuit, Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry. Ugh, their must be something in the water.

  3. Bobbi Swann says:

    I agree with Marilyn. I moved to Florida from Ohio 32 years ago during the recession then, but of course, nothing like it is now. Florida then was a land of promise and future. I have been in the same home for 25 years where I raised my children as a single parent…my roots are here and now over 50% of my lifetime has been spent in this home. I refuse to give up and leave. I have fought and will keep fighting. I work 3 jobs just to sustain myself and like Marilyn says, it takes a lot of money to move. Why should we just give up and leave? Let the banksters and evil lawmakers and politicians win? No siree…not me!!! What we really need is UNITY…coming together in numbers and striking out at the beast! Most of my anger is with the fact that people just do not want to become involved or they live in glass houses. I want action….I want demonstrations…but to get Floridians (or anybody for that fact) to act out is just a crying shame!!! This site is great for information and allowing us to “vent” our anger but we need to move it to the streets!! If anybody out there needs a body to help then email me. I am ready!!!!

  4. Maggie May says:

    ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS SINCE THE ITALIAN MOB AND GOT MUCH WORSE WHEN THE CUBAN BATTLE MAFIA JOINED FORCES WITH THEM EVIL MURDERING EX BATISTA COPS CAME TO THSI COUNTRY TO RUI IT STARTED WITH JOSE MIGUEL BATTLE BETWEEN THSOSE 2 THE CUBA BATTLE MAFIA AND ITALIAN MAFIA AND THEIR JEWISH COUNTERPARTS ALSO INCLUDING THE RUTHLESS CUBAN JEWISH RUSSIAN ETC MOBS HAVE RUINED FLORIDA,,,,,,,TOO BAD THE AMERICANS ALLOWED IT!

  5. Maggie May says:

    SO FAR NOTHING IVE DONE HAS BEEN A WASTE OF TIME! WHEN FEDS ASKED FOR MY PAPERS ON A SETTLEMENT AND LEE FSRKAS AND COLONIAL WOULDNT CASH MY CK…………………..6 MONTHS LATER THEY WERE CLOSED AND BY FEDS!!! TO ME MAKING THE EVILDOERS LIFE A BIT HARDER HAS NEVER BEEN A WASTE!!! IM IN FLORIDA A FORGERY IS A FORGERY ON ANY STATE!! AND I MEAN FORGERY ON MY ORIGINAL LOAN DOCS!!!

  6. Equity Free says:

    Were # 1 , ” National Champions ” Way to go – Fl Legislature – Governor – AG – Depart of AGRI – C Fianc Office –

    Thanks for all you do for Floridians ……In only 5 months , your experts !

  7. Maggie May says:

    I SENT THEM A FEW!

  8. Maggie May says:

    MAN THAT RESEARCHED MY FORCLOSURE PAPERS IS GIOVANNY OLAYA GOOGLE HIM HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

  9. Oh yes, how true….Florida is riddled with corruption….mainly in the foreclosures…the Banksters Association have their home base in the Capitol…their disease has spread to the AG and certainly to the legislature….as far as the governor goes…he has his own fallings…many want to recall him also. Nothing is hidden today…they all have ruined the state…and certainly none are qualified for any office. The courts (most of the judges) are working with the banks, regardless of the frauds….the laws and rules mean shit to some of the judges. I know of one district court that has a good rating..a good Chief Judge. And the Florida Bar ..that is a joke in it self….only the guilty lawyers are rated good….the Bar only goes after the good ones…so lets say at this point…the Bar follows the Banksters…and the money. ..It’s either the money or conflict of interest…such as pensions and investments. It is disgusting that if this the best Florida has to offer to the citizens…it is not a dying state..it’s dead. The housing sits empty and is getting worse…word has spread to other states and people are not moving to Florida…this is no longer paradise…it is hell. The fires of hell start in the corruption of all government………..and Florida has the biggest bon-fire………………………

  10. Pamela says:

    In response to Shelley ,Tru dat.Our Ag is a panty waist and all of them have been this way not just him.They are so afraid of having the almighty dollar cut out from underneath them they can’t see the forest for the trees.FYI the governor of this state is just as bad if not worse.Help is where you make it happen not from your elected officials.

  11. Pamela says:

    Florida is a great example of one of the most corrupt states that exsist man if it was me I would move.Why would you want to live in a state where you pay to get treated like this.It’s like buying a piece of property or house in a gated community where you pay someone to tell you how to live or what color your flowers can be.Dude you so have to be kiding me.For real?Let people leave enmass and see how quickly thier tune changes.There is no state going that can survive without people.Without people there is no revenue generating base.It’s like building a house with no foundation ,it can be done but not for long.Move away there goes tourism ,there goes the foreclosure courts,there goes everything.If your going through all this your credit and reputation is already shot,so why not start over in a state that is consumer friendly or at least friendlier.Quit filing bankruptcy,you shoot yourself in the foot for 10 years with foreclosure it follows you for 7 years and you aren’t going to save anything anyway.You do the math.

    • J A says:

      Well, about 18 million people would have to move out of Florida to empty it completely, so I don’t that is going to happen anytime soon.

      And one of the biggest problems people in Florida face is that they are so broke, they literally cannot afford to move anywhere. This is true of a lot of places in the US today. It takes a lot of money to move and start life over somewhere else. Easier said than done.

      Better solution: keep putting pressure on government “leaders” for THEM to either shape up or ship out.

    • Make sure you don’t move to a non judicial state. Every non judicial state like Washington is just as corrupt as Florida. Washington is a running tie to Florida, they just have not been caught.

    • Florida was not always like this…it mainly started with the foreclosures. I am not saying corruption did not exist before…but nothing as today. And to move…sell our homes??? Mine is paid for…never had a mortgage…but to get property insurance…the hurricanes make it impossible to afford the coverage…or you are rated a flood zone even if there was never a flood in your area….This adds up to way in the thousands for one year. But the frauds involved in the forclosures are one big massive crime..a huge ponzi scheme…along with a corrupt government and the courts all siding with the criminal banksters….follow the money is the answer. But to sell and the cost to move would drain the finances of alot of retired people….it is easy to say move, but to do it is alot harder….financially. Alot of the homes and condos were purchased by people out of state who were preparing to retire to Florida and lost their pensions or jobs…..they have just walked away and left the places go back to the banks. It is sad, no doubt. Florida is a great state to live in…it’s the corrupt government that sucks………..

    • Pamela..Most new areas in Florida are like that….I refuse to live in those areas…I love land and I like things my way. They tell you what to plant, no fence….one place I looked at 10 years ago the association said you could not park in the driveway and could plant only certain bushes and trees. OK. so there are 3 cars in the family one is out of luck and no parking on street. My sister cannot plant anything where she lives…the lawn company puts what they want and cuts the grass.(.thru the association.)…so her favorite plants cannot be enjoyed. Some people want it that way..but not my family….and we all have plenty of land..not on top of the next house. Hey, we can’t smoke on the beach but walk a little further down the beach and men are all naked….some in their ‘ acts ‘…in Venice Florida….OMG…don’t get me started. BUT…the sunset is beautiful !!!!!!! LOL..

  12. Maggie May says:

    YES WE ARE!!

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