BSO Receives Portion of $2.6 Million Insurance Settlement

February 5, 2009

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Sheriff Al Lamberti accepted a check for more than $128,000 Thursday from Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

The money was BSO’s portion of a 2008 settlement with Aon, a national insurance broker that allegedly improperly collected fees or commissions with more than 45 public entities in Florida.

Those city and county governments, school boards and  economic development councils will all receive a portion of the $2.6 million settlement.

Sheriff Lamberti thanked Attorney General McCollum for being a “watchdog” over the taxpayers’ money. He said he would put the money to good use in the sheriff’s office.

“These aren’t just numbers on a check,” Sheriff Lamberti said. “This is six, brand new fully-equipped patrol cars. It’s 50 AEDs (automatic external defibrillators). That’s how I look at it.”

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