BRADENTON, Fla. — Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has asked that a statewide grand jury be impaneled to investigate government corruption in the Sunshine state.

Crist, who is running for U.S. Senate next year, asked that a grand jury look at problems across the state but suggested the panel should take a close look at the high number of local elected officials arrested and jailed in South Florida, including Palm Beach County, where a commissioner and her husband were accused of abusive municipal bond practices earlier this year.

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