December 30, 2010 •
Florida Grand Jury Issues Report on Public Corruption
A grand jury convened to investigate government corruption has issued its first interim report.
The report makes various recommendations, including the elimination of “3-pack” advertising, where a political party may advertise jointly for three or more candidates without it being considered a contribution to any candidate.
The report also recommends a lifetime ban on vendors entering into any contract with Florida if convicted of a crime involving theft or procurement with the state.
Among the other suggestions the grand jury makes is a requirement candidates receive election and campaign finance law training. “Election and campaign laws constitute an intricate blanket of laws which can lead an honest and sincere public official or candidate to run afoul even with the best efforts to comply,” the report states.
The statewide grand jury had been called by Governor Christ and heard testimony for ten months.
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