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    Corrupt Florida Town Could Disappear

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    Hampton, Florida, population 477, is on the verge of being shut down due to corruption.

    Hampton, Florida, population 477, is on the verge of being shut down due to corruption.

    At one time, the tiny town’s claim to fame was being a notorious speed trap.

    That was until a state audit revealed that Hampton was in violation of over 31 rules and laws, ranging from the local to the federal level and some in very big ways.

    The estimated total value of the malfeasance is around 1 million dollars.

    Where it went is among the matters nobody can seem to figure out.

    All of the money that came into the city because of the speeding tickets did afford the police department a lush existence.

    There were always new patrol cars and an officer to citizen ratio of 25 to1.

    Other than that, there’s little evidence of where the rest of the cash went.

    In addition to there being dismally few financial records, homes in the Hampton are described as decrepit. There seems to be little attention paid to the maintenance of city grounds or utilities.

    The state’s investigation into these matters is ongoing, but it’s said things are not looking good for Hampton.

    Some legislators question why the town exists at all.