On September 23, 2009, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Jeffrey H. Sloman announced the arrest of one Broward County commissioner, one Broward school board member, one former Miramar City commissioner, and two others in a corruption sting involving fraud, extortion, money laundering, and bribery.

The officials are:

  • Josephus Eggelletion, who was elected to the county commission after serving eight years in the Florida House. He is accused of participating in the laundering of $900,000 and receiving payments of at least $23,300.
  • School board member Beverly Gallagher, who is accused of accepting $12,500 in bribes in exchange for steering school construction business to a favored subcontractor.
  • Former Miramar City Commissioner Fitzroy Salesman, who is accused of accepting $5,840 in bribes related to city contracts.

After the arrests were announced, Gov. Crist issued executive orders suspending Mr. Eggelletion and Ms. Gallagher from office.