Ft. Lauderdale is a gorgeous part of the country, beautiful blue ocean, magnificent greenery, vacation paradise of the rich and powerful. My only real experience there was back in the 1980s when a number of organized crime boiler rooms were doing their telephone scams from office buildings located on NE 125th Street. The federal investigator who accompanied me said the boulevard was well-known among the feds as “Maggot Mile.”
Well, the swampland salesmen eventually moved out of Ft. Lauderdale and spread across the country, mostly in the sunbelt states where they continued running their scams. Those memories sort of popped up in my head as I watched the television story linked below.
Seems an investigative reporter in Ft. Lauderdale has discovered a longtime HOA president has been paying himself tens of thousands of dollars a year salary, and even bought himself a $20,000 car in another state with the community’s budget but without the community’s knowledge.
Complaints were filed with local authorities but they won’t investigate because it’s….(hold your breath)…. a civil matter. Some things never change.