Mayor of Tamarac, Florida indicted on bribery charges

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The mayor of Tamarac, Florida 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.

Tamarac is a community of 60,000, just a few miles west of Ft. Lauderdale.

The Associated Press

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