The news is out: [WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw has leased an entire floor of a luxury office tower for himself and his top staff, paying a rate double that of less prestigious office space.
His four-year lease at DiVosta Towers — two new Palm Beach Gardens’ office buildings topped by distinct pyramid structures — costs $35,000 a month. With a one year option to extend, the ultimate bill would top $2 million.
The lease works out to $41 per square foot. Less opulent space could be rented for $15 to $20 per square foot, several real estate brokers told The Palm Beach Post.
The sheriff entered into the DiVosta Towers lease in December to prep for a $42 million renovation of his existing headquarters. The work, which includes gutting 75% of the 40-year-old structure, will force more than 300 employees to work elsewhere for several years.
The money for the lease comes from drug-asset forfeiture accounts, not property taxes, Bradshaw said. There’s a special fund that houses “the money we take from the bad guys,” Bradshaw said in the radio interview.]
The more bad guys you can make, the more money you can seize and keep (steal). Many law abiding citizens lost their money to greedy and criminal cops.