Tamarac Commissioner Charged with Bribery

leifertlaw July 9, 2010 Florida Law Enforcement

Broward County has already had its share of political scandals. The latest to be charged in that saga is Tamarac Commissioner Patricia Atkins-Grad.

According to an article in The South Florida Business Journal, she allegedly received and failed to disclose a $2,300 lease payment for a BMW. The payment came from developers who were trying to get a building project approved. She voted to approve that project and is also accused of receiving $4,000 cash from the same builders for a victory party after she was elected to the commission in 2006.

Atkins-Grad is charged with bribery, official misconduct, and conspiracy to commit unlawful compensation. Bribery and unlawful compensation charges are considered second-degree felonies, carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for each count. The other charges are third-degree felonies and carry a maximum sentence of five years each. Her bond has been set at $15,500.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has suspended Atkins-Grad from the commission.

Source: Tamarac commissioner faces criminal charges, South Florida Business Journal, June 25, 2010
Contact a Broward county criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with a crime such as bribery, assault, or DUI.

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