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The Broward Office of the Inspector General has been entrusted with the responsibility for promoting integrity, accountability, and transparency in government on behalf of the residents of Broward County. The Broward Office of the Inspector General believes the public is best served by full compliance
with the Broward County Code of Ethics for Elected Officials.
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 Recent Activity


Then-Mayor of the City of Margate Lesa Peerman investigated for, charged with, and admitted to violating gift and charitable solicitation disclosure rules, Ref. OIG 15-004 and EH-2015-002:

BlackBullet Ethics Complaint:  Alleging that Eric Haynes failed to disclose outside employment and remuneration and Form 1 filings, Ref. EH-2015-001, September 18, 2015  view PDF
BlackBullet FEC Finds Probable Cause that David McLean and Michael Natale Violated Elections Law in Matter Referred by the OIG, September 14, 2015, OIG 13-009  view PDF

 Mission of the OIG

The mission of the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is to act as an independent watchdog for the residents of Broward County. We promote integrity and accountability by investigating allegations of misconduct including fraud, corruption, and abuse and gross mismanagement, by officials and employees of the charter government of Broward County, its thirty-one municipalities, and all entities and persons who provide goods and services to the County and the municipalities. The OIG publicly reports its findings to keep residents informed. Whenever appropriate, the OIG seeks criminal prosecution, civil recoveries, administrative and monetary sanctions, and ethics sanctions of those responsible for fraud, waste and abuse in government.


 Ethics Program

The OIG is charged with investigating and reporting misconduct by Broward’s county and municipal elected officials, public employees, and providers. We conduct disclosure compliance reviews, initiate ethics inquiries, follow up on tips and complaints, and commence investigations to determine if there is cause to believe that ethical misconduct has occurred.

Not all unethical conduct is within our jurisdiction: only conduct that would be a violation of law, charter, or ordinance or would be gross mismanagement is within our authority to review, investigate, report, refer, and prosecute.


Broward County Inspector General - John W. Scott
Broward Office of the Inspector General
One North University Drive, Suite 111
Plantation, Florida 33324