Eggelletion Pleads Guilty, Likely To Lose Pension


Josephus Eggelletion did his bit today to close the deficit in the state pension fund.

The disgraced former Broward County commissioner pleaded guilty in a Broward Circuit Court to bribery. 

By pleading guilty, the state is expected to deny Eggelletion his state pension because he will be adjudicated a felon who committed his crime as a county commissioner.

Eggelletionran up time in the pension program as a teacher and school  administrator, then a city commissioner, state legislator and county commissioner. 

He loses it all.

Eggelletion will serve 2 ½ years for the one count of bribery concurrent with his sentence in federal court for illegal money laundering.

It’s all part of a plea agreement.  And it’s not over.

Eggelletion has been talking to State Attorney Mike Satz’s investigators since November, ratting on various folks at the Government Center, according to several sources.

“As a result of Eggelletion’s cooperation, (developers) Bruce and Shawn Chait were arrested in December and charged with Bribery, Unlawful Compensation and Perjury, said a news release from Satz’s office.

“Those arrests have promoted multiple new investigations by the State Attorney’s Office investigators, the news release continues.

Satz’s office is reportedly working closely with federal agents on some of these new investigations, say sources.

At least two county commissioners, School Board members, city officials, business types and lobbyists are being looked at, these sources say.

These folks should listen to what Satz had to say today:

 “The public has a right to be represented by public officials who take office for the sole purpose of representing the people, not themselves. From the disclosures Mr. Eggelletion has made to our prosecutors, he chose to serve himself rather than the public and in doing so, he violated the public’s trust.

10 Responses to “Eggelletion Pleads Guilty, Likely To Lose Pension”

  1. Wrong says:

    The county commission now has Bill Scheer suing to overturn their term limits law.
    They haven’t stolen enough of our money yet.
    Please help us, Mike Satz and the FBI to get rid of bad commissioners.

  2. Hammerhead says:


    Before I do something crazy, like assume that Satz is actually representing the public’s trust, I have to wait and see just how vigorously he pursues this band of thieves. Satz still has a lot to prove himself. To prove that he finally awakened from his coma of criminal oblivion, he must indentify the culture of criminality that has flourished under his nose and show no partiality for his political allies when prosecuting and recommending sentencing for those crimes. Right now he is pandering over a couple of slow pitch hits that do little, if nothing, to restore the public’s faith in his office’s ability to prosecute corrupt public officials.

    I have been a loud critic of Satz for many years, and at best this is just a good start. He must use his resources wisely and send a very loud message that the game is over. He must also use his powers and responsibilities to ensure the public that he has no sympathy or allegiances for/with ANY of the electeds or their corrupters.

    Anything less will be a “lame” attempt to repair a legacy of mediocracy and complicity.

  3. Resident says:

    I’ll bet they are looking at Tamarac, where that deal went down.

  4. Who cares! says:

    To Hammerhead:

    There is nothing Mr(Ms.?) Satz can do to make up for the 20 years of doing barely anything (a case can be made for “more like nothing”).

    He has been a disgrace. He needs to go, again, no matter what he does over the next 2 years (tell ya’ what, if he can bring the Pope down, maybe we can take another look at Satz).

    I mean, hell, look at Same Field’s blogs which are criminally BAD, and Satz has done nothing to Sam. I mean, talk about missing an easy target.

  5. HoldElectedOfficialsAccountable says:

    I wonder if they will take the same hard look at one of the remaining Coral Springs Commissioner’s who just took a $500 contribution to his 2010 mayoral campaign from Wheelabrator North, only days after he pushed for Coral Springs to sign onto a MOU (between Wheelabrator,Broward County, and the Broward Solid Waste Disposal District) that will extend Wheelabrator’s contract (also the subject of much attention the last 2 weeks).

  6. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    >> He loses it all.

    No. He does not loose what he contributed… Just the State’s share.

  7. Real genius says:

    Chaz that statement is misleading, as you are not allowed to pay into
    FRS. Defered compensation through FRS is not retirement and is kept in a seperate account.

  8. Lawman says:

    To Hammerhead and Buddy:

    Mike Satz is trying to make up for lost time by putting emphasis on cleaning up corruption. He knows the public is looking.

    You will be surprised.

  9. Hoof Hearted says:

    Main Entry: trea·son
    Pronunciation: \ˈtrē-zən\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English tresoun, from Anglo-French traisun, from Latin tradition-, traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over, betray — more at traitor
    Date: 13th century

    1 : the betrayal of a trust : treachery
    2 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family

    Now, when these scoundrels are handing over our tax dollars and selling our government…how is that not an “overt” act which undermines our government, which leads to an “overthrow” everytime they plant a new spender that prefers to spend exclusively with he who purchased the elected’s seat?

    The first definition is to betray trust…that is the simplest form of treason. Enough with the small talk. Those who sell their office and betray the public trust are guilty of treason…as are those who corrupt the electeds. These actions undermine democracy and lead to a perpetual overthrow to solidify consistent wasteful spending habits. These local crimes should all be federal crimes of treason!!!

  10. Sage says:


    I echo your sentiments. The Satz era has produced more encouragement for fraudsters than deterent. The state attorney should be, and should have been, prosecuting these people all along. The very notion that they were unaware or did not have the resources needed to bring the thieves to justice is preposturous.

    I too will watch from the cheap seats to see if there is anything more than an empty suit to match the empty conscience. I am not very hopeful, but at least the feds are in town to keep them honest. If they weren’t so embarrassed by the feds, Satz would probably still be sitting in his office with the shades pulled down.

    He’ll now have to live with fewer paid meals and accommodations, but then that should have been the case all along. Now it is time to see what it was supposed to be like to be a State Attorney…period.