The story goes that James V. Crosby woulda testified if they had to go to trial in the case of those conspirators that were paying the kickbacks. What no one has mentioned that how many parents and friends paid exorbitant prices for candy bars in a monopolistic situation so that Crosby and Clark could get a kickback of between $1,000 and $14,000 a month.
This was a conspiracy to jack up the prices on both Visitor Park and Canteen on those that had no other choice and could least afford it. They like the prisoners were exploited. Yet in all the legal double speak the ones that were truly robbed have been left in the dust and grossly ignored.
The worst part of the entire mess is that it took the feds to step in prosecute because the state of Florida was equal to the task of investigating, prosecuting and punishing a crime that was confined within its borders.
I guess the only question to be answered is did the state recover the money from the retirement fund of Crosby as required by law or is that something that will be swept under the carpet?
“….At the time the four men cut their deal, Crosby’s state salary was about $124,000 a year and Clark’s was about $94,300.
All four men were convicted and sentenced to federal prison. In April 2007, Crosby was given the longest sentence – eight years. Clark received, and has completed, a 31-month sentence. A month ago, Dugger was sentenced to 26 months in prison, and Deese was sentenced to 14 months….”