Grand jury indicts Heard, Scott on more charges as Martin County Commission email scandal grows

TC Palm by Andrew Atterbury January 5, 2018 The county public-records scandal expanded Thursday when a grand jury indicted two of the three current and former county commissioners who already are facing charges in the case. Commissioner Sarah Heard was
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Martin County commissioner, former commissioner arrested on public records violation charges

TC Palm by Emily Bohatch January 4, 2017 Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard and former Commissioner Anne Scott turned themselves in to the Martin County Jail on Thursday as they face new charges of public records violations, a Sheriff’s Office
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Two Martin County commissioners, one former commissioner face public-records law trials in 2018

TC Palm by George Andreassi December 18, 2017 Two Martin County commissioners and a former commissioner will face trial next year on charges they violated the state public-records law, a judge ordered Monday. County Judge Curtis Disque set a Feb. 19 trial
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Gov. Rick Scott leaves indicted leaders in office

Sun Sentinel Editorial December 16, 2017 If everything was on the up and up, as their lawyers insist, why did board members at Broward Health secretly meet at a hotel, a restaurant and over the phone with attorneys dishing dirt
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Opponents of All Aboard Florida charge finance meeting may violate Sunshine Laws

Florida Politics by Scott Powers December 14, 2017 Indian River and Martin counties and Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida are seeking to delay and move Florida Development Finance Corporation consideration of financing for the All Aboard Florida train, charging
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Criminal charges rare in public records violations

Palm Beach Post by Kimberly Miller December 8, 2017 The filing of criminal charges against public officials for violating open records laws is a rare event usually reserved for the most flagrant incidents, according to a Florida legal expert. That’s why proponents
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Martin County commissioners could be removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott

TC Palm by Lisa Broadt November 29, 2017 Two county commissioners who were charged Tuesday could find themselves removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott. Commissioners Ed Fielding and Sarah Heard, as well as former commissioner Anne Scott, have been
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Commissioners’ arrests mark low point for Martin County

TC Palm Editorial November 30, 2017 This week marked a low point in Martin County’s history. Two county commissioners (one sitting, Ed Fielding, and one former, Anne Scott) were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury and charged with criminal violations of Florida’s
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2 Martin County commissioners, 1 former commissioner charged with public records violations

TC Palm by Lisa Broadt November 28, 2017 Two commissioners and one former commissioner were charged Tuesday with violating public records law. Commissioner Ed Fielding and former commissioner Anne Scott each face two criminal misdemeanor charges for failure to allow inspection
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Arrest warrant issued for Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard

TC Palm by Lisa Broadt November 28, 2017 Prosecutors on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard. The charge — failure of a public official to respond to a public-records request — relates to the county’s long-running
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