Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Florida Supreme Court Impanels Statewide Grand Jury To Investigate Corruption By Public Officials

Today, the Florida Supreme Court entered order to impanel a statewide grand jury in Statewide Grand Jury #19 (SC09-1910).  The case was previously discussed here.  The order, which can be found here, requires a statewide grand jury to investigate "the ongoing harm caused by crimes committed by local and state public officials while acting in their official capacity. Public officials have abused their powers gained by virtue of their position."

Broward County Chief Judge Victor Tobin was named the presiding judge over the statewide grand jury and the clerk of the Florida Supreme Court, Thomas D. Hall, was named the clerk. "The statewide grand jury shall be drawn from the certified jury lists submitted by the chief judges of the Eleventh, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Twentieth Judicial Circuits."

You can view all of the filings in this case here.


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