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Tamarac mayor charged with corruption

March 9, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) - The mayor of Tamarac has become the latest Broward County public official to be charged with corruption.

Prosecutors say 57-year-old Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco accepted $21,000 in campaign contributions from developers in exchange for support for their housing projects. She is charged with bribery, official misconduct, conspiracy and unlawful compensation.

Flansbaum-Talabisco surrendered Wednesday at the Broward County jail and will be released on $9,000 bail. Court records did not indicate if she had a lawyer.

The two developers involved previously pleaded guilty to unlawful compensation charges. Their dealings have also resulted in corruption charges against two other Tamarac officials and two Broward County officials.



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