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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Broward Health executives file motion to dismiss criminal charges

Fierce Healthcare by Paige Minemyer December 22, 2017 Four top executives at Broward Health have asked the court to dismiss charges that they violated Florida’s open government law. Meanwhile, they are taking heat from local leaders for remaining in their positions despite
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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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Grand jury indicts Broward Health’s top leadership for Sunshine law violations

Florida Bulldog by Dan Christensen December 12, 2017 P.M. UPDATE: Broward Health’s top leadership, including its CEO and board chairman, are named in a four count indictment alleging violations of Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine law. Florida Bulldog obtained a copy of the four-page indictment
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Broward Health leaders indicted on charges of violating open-meetings law

Sun Sentinel by David Fleshler December 12, 2017 The top leaders of Broward Health have been indicted on charges of violating Florida’s public meetings law, throwing the public hospital system into the worst turmoil of its years of crises and
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Grand jury ‘could indict them all’ soon for Sunshine law violations at Broward Health

Florida Bulldog by Dan Christensen December 12, 2017 A state grand jury investigation of alleged Sunshine Law violations at taxpayer-supported Broward Health appears to be wrapping up, and sources familiar with what’s happening say one or more indictments are likely.
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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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Water district exempts panel from Sunshine Law, allows members to talk outside meetings

TC Palm by Lucas Daprille November 14, 2017 The South Florida Water Management District has changed an advisory commission to an “analysis coalition” so it doesn’t have to follow the state’s Sunshine Law. The district rewrote the Water Resources Advisory Commission’s charter
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