Convicted politico Joe Eggelletion back in Broward

Published On: Jul 26 2012 09:00:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2012 11:45:13 AM EDT

Former Broward County Commissioner Joe Eggelletion -- who was booted from office after being hit with federal and state money laundering and corruption charges -- was released from prison last week and now is back mingling in political circles.

Sun-Sentinel reporter Juan Ortega bumped into Eggelletion at a candidates' event Pompano Beach. While he refused to be interviewed, Ortega overheard Eggelletion say, "I don't live my life in the rearview mirror, I'm looking forward." 

A Facebook page purported to be Eggelletion's indicates he may be looking back a bit though -- the profile photo, which you can see above, identifies him as "Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion." The page lists his occupation as barber, a long-time occupation for the former pol. Eggelletion is on federal probation, isn't allowed to vote, and lost his $73,000-a-year public pension after holding office as both a state representative and county commissioner.

Eggelletion sold out his seat -- and the public trust -- to a bribe-paying developer in exchange for a golf club membership and about $20,000 cash, not to mention a federal conviction for a money laundering scheme in the Bahamas. Will that keep Broward's political elite from embracing him again as, say, a lobbyist? We'll see.


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