Howard Brody was considered to be one of the biggest drug lords in the United States in the 1980s. Donald Singer of the architectural firm Singer Architects built "The Fortress" for Brody. The home was later taken from Mr. Brody as one of the first homes ceased by the US Government during the Rico Act. The RICO Act was partially due to Howard Brody. Brody was a drug dealer that fled the country with $50 million in drug money. Brody paid two FBI Agents $5 million each to join him in South America. After a while, the two Federal Agents turned themselves and Brody in. President Clinton gave Brody a pardon after paying the $50 million back to the government.
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One of the most notable features of the home is what was once known as “the Gun Room”. The “Gun Room” is situated at the corner of the structure and has a direct view of the gates of the estate. If you were not a welcomed guest, you were made very aware of this fact in no time. Within the privacy of its walls this estate also boosts of being the only home in Broward County with its own private inlet.
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