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Florida town could disappear due to corruption

By Aileen Graef   |   March 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM   |   Comments

HAMPTON, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- The town of Hampton, Florida, also known as "speed trap", could completely disappear due to the high levels of corruption.

The town has a population of 447 and was found in violation of over 31 laws from the local to the federal level, some of them major. The town operates a profitable speed trap which has allegedly collected around $1 million but no one knows who has the money.

Hampton police work in relative luxury with new patrol cars and 1 officer to every 25 people.

In addition to the lack of financial records, the town's infrastructure is failing with little maintenance to grounds or utilities. The investigation is ongoing but some legislators are even questioning why the town exists at all.

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