It’s not surprising to learn that state officials get perks. That has certainly been the case with Jerry Regier, Florida’s head of the Department ofChildren and Families, according to the July 20, 2004 St.Petersburg Times.
When he wanted to see Elton, Alabama and Cher, he didn’t call Ticketmaster. He contacted Don Yaeger, a lobbyist with a luxury skybox who is practised in procuring tickets.
The state’s chief inspector general sent a report about Regier, already accused of accepting favours from a vendor, to the Florida Ethics Commission. But he didn’t sign a formal complaint which would lead to an investigation.