Ex-Florida Official Nabbed in Housing Kickback

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The former Deputy Mayor of Tamarac, a community just outside Fort Lauderdale, has been charged in a public corruption scandal involving father and son developers Bruce and Shawn Chait.

According to The Miami Herald, Marc Sultanof, 89, was charged with six felonies including unlawful compensation, bribery, three counts of misconduct and one of conspiracy to commit unlawful compensation or bribery. Sultanof is accused of taking a $30,000 car for his favorable votes on a proposed development of 700 homes on two former golf courses in the city.

Several other officials have been involved the scandal, including former County Commissioner Joshus Egglletion who admitted taking bribes and is now serving 2 ½ years in prison. Former Tamarac Commissioner Patricia Atkins-Grad has been charged with accepting a $6,300 bribe from the Chaits, and suspended School Board member Stephanie Kraft is charged with receiving $10,000 in exchange for her help in getting a $500,000 reduction in mitigation fees assessed by the school district.

The Miami Herald

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