Some interesting questions were asked by the editorial board at the Sun Sentinel over the weekend.
Check it out:
If everything was on the up and up, as their lawyers insist, why did board members at Broward Health secretly meet at a hotel, a restaurant and over the phone with attorneys dishing dirt on their interim CEO?
And why, if everything was above snuff, did they act as though they'd never met the Alabama lawyer whose report at an impromptu board meeting led them to suddenly fire CEO Pauline Grant?
And why, with a Broward County grand jury having indicted two sitting board members (and others) for breaking the Sunshine Law on public meetings, are they still in office?
Florida governors typically suspend public officials who face criminal charges related to their public duties, until they've had their day in court.
But not Gov. Rick Scott.
In fact, Gov. Scott refuses to address the indictments handed down Tuesday by 12 Broward citizens, serving as grand jurors, who found probable cause to believe that five Broward Health officials violated the Sunshine Law in the walk-up to Grant's dismissal last December.
"We're reviewing it," a governor's spokeswoman said of the indictment that accuses board chairman Rocky Rodriguez, interim CEO Beverly Capasso, general counsel Lynn Barrett, board member Christopher Ure and former board member Linda Robison of conspiring to violate the state's open-meetings law.