Fla. Official Steered Contracts To Friend's Co., Suit Says

Law360, Miami (January 25, 2013, 5:34 PM EST) -- A former director of a Broward County public works department was charged Wednesday with conspiring with three others to direct multimillion-dollar contracts to a local traffic signal maintenance company in exchange for payments in cash, a car and a job for a relative.

In a criminal complaint filed in Florida federal court, prosecutors say Jihad El Eid, the former director of the Broward County Traffic Engineering Division, steered contracts with the county — some of which were funded with federal money — to Plantation, Fla.-based Southeast...
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