Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Public Corruption (Dirty Water Case) - Gary Czajkowski
After two years of the story breaking, on August 22, 2013, Gary Czajkowski, owner of Chaz Equipment, was convicted on more than a dozen charges that he unlawfully supplied public employees with gifts in exchange for public work.
Gary Czajkowski was convicted of 14 felonies that involved unlawful compensation and a third degree felony of conspiracy. The PBPost originally reported that his company got at least $73 million over a decade in public water and sewer business. What it didn't tell you was, some of those millions involved Lake Worth. Chaz Equipment was around a lot back in those days as they were a sub-contractor of Mock Roos. It also didn't tell you that it involved a Lake Worth employee, Danny Derringer, who was rumored to have been on the take. Derringer was allowed to retire here after 20 years rather than be fired.
Mr. Czajkowski appealed his conviction taking it to the Florida Supreme court. On Thursday, the court ruled that it would not consider his case. He, after all of these years, will finally be off to prison for public corruption. Sometimes justice is slow.
Read about the Dirty Water case