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A Florida man who padded his resume to bag a six-figure job at Fort Lauderdale’s city hall is under criminal investigation by state authorities, officials said.
Broward County Inspector General John Scott released the results of an investigation Wednesday alleging that former Fort Lauderdale City Treasurer Ash Benzo embellished his resume to bag a $118,040 salary with benefits for nearly a year before getting caught in the act.
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“[Benzo] knowingly made several materially false statements in his employment applications in an effort to appear qualified for the position when he was not,” a 94-page report on the investigation into the city official’s credentials stated.
The Sun-Sentinel reported that Interim Assistant City Manager Linda Logan-Short was criticized for hiring Benzo without conducting a thorough background check, especially after Benzo checked the “no” box on the part of his application asking whether his...
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