Tag: Sarasota County

Law Enforcement Sleeps/Co. Corruption is Institutionalized

PART I AS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SLEEPS SARASOTA COUNTY CORRUPTION WAS AND IS INSTITUTIONALIZED By JON SUSCE As the Godfather of a corrupt Sarasota County government, Pat Neal along with his cronies— Rex Jensen, Carlos Beruff, Randy Benderson and James Gabbert— joined by a collection of contractors like David Sessions, Jon Swift and John Cox; and topped off by various rainmaker land use attorneys like Michael Furen, Dan Bailey and David Merrill III, altogether have made millions corrupting the political process in Sarasota. Meanwhile, under the direction of Sarasota County Administrator Jim Ley and the Sarasota County Commission, local law enforcement agencies, including the local F.B.I office, buried their heads in the sand. After

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