Friday, February 5, 2010

This guy should be the poster boy for passage of the Florida Hometown Democracy's Amendment 4

Disgraced commissioner now selling swamp land in Florida

The man selling the property is Jerry Bowmer. That's the same Jerry Bowmer who was the mastermind of one of the biggest political scandals in Hillsborough history.

Bowmer went to prison along with two other county commissioners in the 1980's for extortion, as they took bribes to approve land deals. In the early 90's, Bowmer was charged with racketeering and running a cattle rustling operation and did 12 years in prison. Then in 2006 he was investigated by then-Attorney General Charlie Crist for selling property that can't be developed.

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