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How Common are Robberies?

How Common are Robberies?

Robberies are so common in our area, there’s at least one robbery per week that makes the news. This week, a couple of people were robbed at gunpoint while trying to change a flat tire, and stuffed in the trunk. Every robbery that makes the news has some new twist that takes the crime from just another robbery, to something else entirely. Robbery of the Week According to WPTV News, two people pulled over to change their car’s flat tire were robbed at gunpoint and stowed in the car trunk early this morning in Palm Beach Gardens, police report. Palm Beach Gardens police continue to investigate the crime that happened about 4:22 a.m., spokeswoman Ellen Lovejoy said. The pair, a man and a woman, whose identities were not available, were… […]

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How Common is Racketeering in Palm Beach County?

How Common is Racketeering in Palm Beach County?

There has been a huge public corruption sweep of Palm Beach County. The investigations of Chaz Equipment Co. are concluding as prosecutors say Chaz perused workers from nine local governments with extensive gifts like hunting trips, NASCAR excursions, pricey jewelry, and expensive gift cards. The company allegedly received at least $73 million over a decade in public water and sewer business, according to a Palm Beach Post analysis. According to the Palm Beach post, there are 77 criminal accounts including bribery and racketeering charges. The five Chaz employees (including owner Gary Czajkowski) and eight government workers are currently under investigation as there is no clear line linking exactly what Chaz distributed or received, or even what kind of work Chaz may have received based on the gifts given. However, Palm… […]

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