Dear Florida Supreme Court: OMG.
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Doral police chief says department will continue to pursue false-report cases
By Joey Flechas
The Miami Herald
Two days after the State Attorney’s Office dropped charges against two men accused of filing a false police report in Doral, the city’s police chief said his department will continue to take such cases seriously.
In a news conference held at Doral police headquarers, Chief Richard Blom said he didn’t want residents to get the message that people can get away with lying to police and wasting investigators’ time with false claims.
“We’re bound by the statutes to enforce this,” he told reporters Wednesday. “I think it’s a serious offense. I and the police department of Doral are going to continue to aggressively look at these cases and send them to the State Attorney.”
He cited a move by the Florida Legislature this year to up the seriousness of the crime for repeat offenders in these types of cases. As of Oct 1., those who have already been convicted of giving a false report to law enforcement will be charged with a third-degree felony if they do it again.
“If we don’t prosecute these guys here, there’ll never be convicted of the offense, and it’ll never be a felony,” Blom said.
Juan Carlos Tovar Barrios, a Venezuelan developer, and his employee, Javier Bellon, were accused of lying to police when they accused Doral City Manager Joe Carollo of physically and verbally accosting Tovar during a City Council meeting in September. Bellon had told police he had witnessed the altercation.
The council had just given the go-ahead to a controversial development project owned by Tovar called IVI Doral. The project had intially been partly owned by the adult children of Doral Mayor Luigi Boria. Boria had given his children millions to buy their share of the land.
Later on, in sworn statements to police, Tovar and Bellon gave conflicting stories after a surveillance video came to light that showed no physical altercation between Tovar and Carollo.
Ed Griffith, spokesman for State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, pointed to the closeout memo filed last weekend by special prosecutor Johnette Hardiman when saying his office applies the same standards to every case.
“Every case stands or falls on the sufficiency of the evidence in the case,” he said in an interview Wednesday.
According to the memo, the case had to be dismissed in order “to treat these civilians as we would any other civilians similarly situated.” Hardiman also wrote: “Had the city manager not been involved, the case would not have been given the scrutiny and intense police work that it was given.”
Hardiman also noted that Doral police intially recorded the allegations against Carollo in the form of an “incident report” and not as a criminal-battery case.
“The original intent was simply to document an incident,” she wrote.
Blom said Doral police faced another recent case where a resident admitted to lying to police during an investigation into a traffic accident. According to a Doral police memo, Hardiman dccided not to file charges in that case, as well.
Blom said the department won’t tolerate false reports, and he cited news reports of police departments in other states arresting individuals for making false statements to police.
For example, 28-year-old Timothy Daniel was arrested in November in Savannah, Ga., after police say he lied about being assaulted, robbed at gunpoint, and tied up in his home in September. Authorities concluded tha Daniel had been dishonest after a two-month investigation.
Doral police Captain Joe Seiglie added that the department loses man hours that could be dedicated to real investigations.
“That’s a cost to taxpayers,” he said.
In the memorandum addressed to chief assistant state attorney José Arrojo, Hardiman explained that the case had to be dismissed in order to “treat these civilians as we would any other civilians similarly situated.”
She added: “Had the city manager not been involved, the case would not have been given the scrutiny and intense police work that it was given.”
In a phone interview late Monday, Hardiman said that she also took into account the fact that Doral police initially documented Tovar’s allegations against Carollo as an “incident report,” and not as a criminal battery case that needed to be investigated.
Carollo said he disagreed with the reasoning and referenced a letter sent by Tovar’s lawyer a day after the alleged incident, saying that his client “was threatened and physically accosted by the city manager” and may sue the city.
He said the decision to drop the case was “political” and connected to his sour relationship with state attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle.
“This has to do with her personal prejudice against me,” said Carollo, a vocal critic of the state attorney in recent years.
Shortly after Tovar’s arrest, the city manager added, he asked Fernández Rundle to recuse herself from the case. Carollo said he didn’t believe she could fairly prosecute the case because he helped run her opponent’s campaign in last year’s race for state attorney.
Fernández Rundle declined to comment on Carollo’s statements on Monday.
“She feels that the closeout memo is exceptionally clear, well-reasoned and thorough,” said her spokesperson, Ed Griffith, in an email to El Nuevo Herald. “Additional comment would only dilute the facts.”
You need to also look at the City of Miami for the same scheme. Back in 2010, Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Gort were trying to donate Police cruisers to the City of Sweetwater. The former Purchasing Director objected to the donation and recommended that these vehicles be publicly auctioned off and if the City of Sweetwater were so interested they could do by participating and acquiring it through a competitive process. At that time, then City Manager Carlos Migoya publicly attacked the former Purchasing Director during the City Commission Meeting held on 2/25/10. If you get the minutes, you will see for yourself. They got rid of the Purchasing Director because he was too honest and ethical. This has been an on-going scheme of vehicles being donated and then sold for profit. Get the minutes and see for yourself.
Sincerely,No kidding? Vehicles donated then sold for profit? I wonder if that's the case over at Sweetwater? After all, if they really wanted the cars for parts, like the North Observer said, why wouldn't they just buy them at auction rather than go begging for them and leave themselves wide open to ridicule and this kind of speculation? Furthermore, the letter from our last post where then mayor of Sweetwater, Jose "Pepe" Diaz, asks for the cars for parts to keep their fleet of cars going makes no sense whatsoever as the labor cost of swapping the engines far outweighs what the cars are worth. Also, one must consider what value a high mile drive train has coming out of a car that's been retired from a police department because of it's age and high miles?
Liebman stated, "Commissioner Welsh is responsible for distributing another racist flyer featuring Dr. Price as the Queen of Spades, three monkeys representing three Black commissioners, and the Star Spangled Banner which was written in Ebonics".
"Mr. Welsh distributed the flyer of the three monkeys".
Are you still investigating Ana Amador? She "sold" a property to my aunt 3 yrs ago--even got title from the county and my aunt's name appeared on county records as the rightful owner. It was a cash transaction. Ana never paid the mortgages and the bank came and foreclosed on the property. I threatened to have her prosecuted and gave her a deadline to return the funds, which she did. I found out later she did this to other people. This woman should be behind bars.No kidding? Sort of sounds like this email from last May...
we have been defrauded by Ana Amador and Red door title on several transactions. She is still out there behind closed doors. Seems no on e can serve her papers and she is in foreclosure on her place of business which keeps the doors locked. She needs to go to jail. Just a few cases we encountered. She was flipping homes with our lender money and she was taking the escrow money for insurance, title policies, taxes and not disbuirsing it and paying the appropriate agencies. She was issuing false title insurance from a company she was not affiliated with. The result no title policies.Even this story sounds similar to this one...
My friends from Europe bought a condo last spring and Red Door in Doral handled the closing. Every piece was fraudulent, no title insurance was purchased. Ana Amador is the owner, that name is an allius. She is the bad girl you wrote about.
There was no payoff made to the bank, the property is going to foreclosure, these kids look to be out 70000$ and they don't know where to turn.
WASHINGTON— U.S. authorities have indicted 58 people — mostly employees of American Airlines or a major German-owned airline catering company — after investigators uncovered an extended network of drug and weapons smuggling on regular commercial flights from South America to Miami and other U.S. cities.
It was one of the largest sting operations of its kind.
Coming amid fears of growing drug traffic from South America, the arrests Wednesday appear certain to bolster calls in Congress for even greater effort to counter the threat of illegal drugs, particularly from Colombia, long a key U.S. supplier.
Federal indictments, returned in Florida and New York, name 30 American Airlines employees, many of them baggage handlers, and 13 employees of LSG Sky Chefs, the largest in-flight catering company, as well as former employees and others.
No flight attendants, pilots or airline executives were indicted.
At least 48 people were arrested in predawn raids at their homes or at Miami International Airport. Most were charged with conspiracy to import or distribute illegal drugs. Some face gun charges.
In the course of the sting operation, undercover U.S. agents approached the suspects, who then used their security clearances to smuggle fake cocaine, handguns or inert explosives onto planes.
Basically the employees were smuggling drugs and distributing them themselves by flying when they were off duty, using their employee passes throughout the United States, said Bret Eaton, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman.
Also indicted were at least three law enforcement officers, one employed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, one by the sheriff's department in Broward County, Florida, and one by the U.S. Agriculture Department's inspection division.
The investigation involved federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with cooperation from the Colombian national police and American Airlines. Drugs came from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and possibly other countries.
The two-part investigation — comprising what the authorities called Operation Ramp Rats, a reference to American Airlines luggage handlers, and Operation Sky Chef — began two years ago.
Thomas Scott, a U.S. attorney in Miami who announced the arrests, said cocaine, heroin and marijuana as well as handguns and explosives had been brought into Miami International Airport, then carried by suspects onto flights to cities including Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Baltimore and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In some cases, he said, luggage handlers used their security clearances to move contraband past checkpoints, usually in backpacks. In others, he said, Sky Chefs employees attached packets of cocaine or heroin weighing 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) or more to the sides or bottoms of the food carts that flight attendants wheel up and down aisles, or they placed them in garbage bags.
Mr. Scott illustrated his point with an enlarged photo of a Sky Chefs food van servicing an American Airlines plane.
Drugs were also smuggled in phony packets of coffee. Mr. Scott described an incident in which a pilot on an American Airlines flight from Colombia to Miami was inadvertently served coffee made from such a packet. He complained that it had a distinct taste and seemed weak. An investigation found cocaine.
American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, emphasized that the company had cooperated with authorities.
"While we are disturbed that a small group of employees were part of this smuggling ring," said the airline, a unit of AMR Corp., "their activities have been under federal government and company surveillance for quite some time."
Through its Miami hub, American Airlines has some of the best air links between North and South America.
Lufthansa is in the process of acquiring nearly all of Sky Chefs.
Lufthansa Service Holding AG raised its share in Sky Chefs in March to 48 percent from 25 percent, one of the largest acquisitions in the airline's history. Lufthansa agreed to buy an additional 48 percent from the former controlling owner, Onex Corp. of Toronto, by the end of 2003.
The U.S. government recently heightened its efforts to fight drug smuggling from Colombia, which produces more than two-thirds of the heroin consumed in the United States, though only about 4 percent of the world supply.
Colombia will receive $300 million in assistance this year to be used in the drug fight. Only Israel and Egypt receive more U.S. military aid.
Recently, Republicans in Congress have charged with mounting anger that the Clinton administration has done little to stem a growing influx of heroin from Colombia.
U.S. officials have said they were investigating at least six embassy employees in Colombia over possible use of the mission's postal service to smuggle drugs into the United States.
Saint-Victor advised the undercover officer that there were three additional employees of Lufthansa Service Sky Chefs who were involved in the diversion of one kilogram of cocaine that took place on 5/6/98. Saint-Victor identified these individiuals to include an individual Saint-Victor gave the narcotics to, Charles, a driver, (later identified as NACIVRE CHARLES) and Pena, a dispatch supervisor for SkyChefs (later identified as Juan Manuel Pena). Andrade and Saint-Victor informed the undercover officer that the $2,000 was divided between these individuals.
On June 4, 1998, the undercover officer met with Saint-Victor and Charles. Saint-Victor advised the undercover officer that Charles was the individual who assisted Saint-Victor in the diversion of the sham cocaine on May 6, 1998. The meeting was video and audio recorded.
The report was due at the city clerk’s office Oct. 4, but arrived Oct. 24, city records show. Still, Miami Elections Coordinator Dwight Danie accepted it as on time after seeing a postmark on the 1-Day Priority Mail envelope dated Oct. 4. The Dunn campaign told Danie it had mailed the report on Oct. 4 but it had gotten tied up in the mail.
The timing is important because state law says a campaign may be fined $500 for each day a finance report is late.That's a great scam, since they purchased a stamp that's postmarked the day before the report is due, the Dunn campaign could take their time preparing the reports, turn them in late then blame it all on the post office and get away without paying a fine!
Also on Friday, U.S. Postal Inspector Tracy Schaeffer said there is evidence the report due Oct. 4 did not enter the mail system until Oct. 22. Schaeffer said the postal service began looking into the matter this week after a group of citizens approached one of his officers.
Schaeffer said video taken at the post office’s General Mail Facility at 2200 NW 72nd Ave. shows someone purchasing a pre-paid postage label for 1-Day mail with a scanning code on it at 6:08 p.m. Oct. 4, stuffing it in an envelope, then leaving without mailing it. That date and time correspond with a tracking report of the purchase of the pre-paid envelope by the Dunn campaign that was made available by the postal service. The post office, Schaeffer said, has no record of the envelope with the tracking number being scanned — which Schaeffer said happens when the mail officially enters the system — until 18 days later, on Oct. 22.
Prosecutors working with Miami-Dade and Miami Beach police and the county inspector general’s office executed a search warrant early Friday at the North Miami office of Tondreau and Associates, the mayor’s public-affairs consulting company. An Internet Protocol computer address that was used to submit the suspect requests was apparently traced to Tondreau’s office.
“This was a lead we received and needed to look into,” said Ed Griffith, a spokesman for State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. The tip came into her absentee-ballot fraud task force, he added.
The search warrant for computers and other electronic equipment also allowed law enforcement to seize any campaign, financial or address-book records related to Tondreau, her mayoral campaign and Nacivre Charles, her campaign treasurer. In 2011, he was also listed as her firm’s vice president.
Charles, who goes by “Charlie,” was arrested Friday on charges of driving with a suspended license, according to the state attorney’s office. It’s unclear if that arrest was related to the search of Tondreau’s business. Calls to Charles went directly to a voice mailbox that was full.
SummaryCity of Miami Commissioner Candidate, Richard P. Dunn II and his treasurer, Claytosha Owens-Fields, has violated numerous sections of the Florida Election Statutes including but not limited to:1. Chapter 106.11(1)(a) Expenses of and expenditures by candidates and political committeesa. This statute was violated because expenditures were paid for in cash and not by means of a bank check drawn upon the campaign account as required by law.2. Chapter 106.19 Violations by candidates, persons connected with campaigns, and political committeesa. This statute was violated because his campaign deliberately failed to include required addresses for each and every of the 221 sequence expenditure entries, the missing expenditure sequence entries #41 through #48, and the entirety of contribution pages 2,8,22, and 23.3. Chapter 106.07(4)(a)(7) Reports; certification and filinga. This statute was violated because his campaign failed to include required addresses for each and every of the 221 sequence expenditure entries and the missing expenditure sequence entries #41 through #48.4. Chapter 106.07(5) Reports; certification and filinga. This statute was violated because Loretta Richardson, a campaign worker, denies being paid 43 separate times as willfully certified by Mr. Dunn and Ms. Owens-Fields.Election Law ViolationsThe election laws of the State of Florida govern the District 5 Miami City Commissioner’s election that is scheduled for a general election on Moreover, a couple of such violations are considered to be misdemeanor offenses and are punishable by up to 1 year in jail.. Per Chapter 99 of the Florida Statutes, Richard Paul Dunn II is duly qualified to seek election to that office. Therefore, he must act within the confines of the election laws of the State of Florida. Additionally, per Florida Statute 106.021(1), Mr. Dunn II and Claytosha Owens-Fields are duly appointed as campaign treasurers for Mr. Dunn’s campaign for the District 5 Commissioner seat. It is within those respective positions that Mr. Dunn and Ms. Owens-Fields have violated the Election Laws of the State of Florida as indicated in their G1-13 Report that was submitted to the City of Miami Clerks Office.Florida Statute Election Code Violations1. Chapter 106.11(1)(a) Expenses of and expenditures by candidates and political committeesEach candidate and each political committee which designates a primary campaign depository pursuant to s. 106.021(1) shall make expenditures from funds on deposit in such primary campaign depository only in the following manner, with the exception of expenditures made from petty cash funds provided by s. 106.12:(1)(a) The campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer of a candidate or political committee shall make expenditures from funds on deposit in the primary campaign depository only by means of a bank check drawn upon the campaign account of the candidate or political committee. The campaign account shall be separate from any personal or other account and shall be used only for the purpose of depositing contributions and making expenditures for the candidate or political committee.Per Richard Dunn’s G1-13 Campaign Treasurer’s Report, the following expenditures were paid for in cash and not by means of a bank check drawn upon the campaign account as required by law:A. Seq. #002—Payment to Castro Malla ($15.00)B. Seq. #004—Payment to Office Depot ($40.00)C. Seq. #006—Payment to Conch Haven ($8.11)D. Seq. #007—Payment to Tony Roma’s ($51.95)E. Seq. #008—Payment to Dunkin Donut* ($22.92)F. Seq. #011—Payment to Shell ($14.00)G. Seq. #013—Payment to Captain Jim’ * ($54.31)H. Seq. #016—Payment to Sunshine ($12.00)I. Seq. #017—Payment to Shell ($9.00)J. Seq. #019—Payment to Continental ($12.00)K. Seq. #020—Payment to Sushi ($24.72)L. Seq. #023—Payment to Valero ($20.00)M. Seq. #024—Payment to McDonalds*
($20.82)N. Seq. #030—Payment to Service St. ($10.00)O. Seq. #031—Payment to MLK Restaurant ($12.61)P. Seq. #032—Payment to Service 0727 ($6.00)Q. Seq. #036—Payment to Boston Market ($26.18)R. Seq. #038—Payment to Snappers ($20.30)S. Seq. #040—Payment to ML BP ($16.00)T. Seq. #050—Payment to 94th Aero Sqadron* ($88.34)U. Seq. #051—Payment to Shell Station ($18.00)V. Seq. #053—Payment to Captain Jim’s ($45.33)W. Seq. #058—Payment to Dunkin Donuts ($9.60)X. Seq. #059—Payment to Sushi ($14.82)Y. Seq. #061—Payment to Winn-Dixie ($40.00)Z. Seq. #062—Payment to Sunshine ($15.00)AA. Seq. #064—Payment to BP ($7.00)BB. Seq. #067—Payment to Dunkin Donuts ($9.60)CC. Seq. #071—Payment to Snappers ($9.00)DD. Seq. #072—Payment to Counter Checks ($4.00)EE. Seq. #077—Payment to Shorty’s BBQ ($96.21)FF. Seq. #079—Payment to Shell ($18.00)GG. Seq. #084—Payment to Pollo Tropical ($16.23)HH. Seq. #086—Payment to 54th Street ($16.00)II. Seq. #091—Payment to Sunshine ($18.00)JJ. Seq. #093—Payment to Red Lobster ($73.94)KK. Seq. #095—Payment to Sunshine ($20.00)LL. Seq. #099—Payment to Snapper ($10.73)MM. Seq. #100—Payment to Jackson Soul Food ($18.38)NN. Seq. #101—Payment to Wendy’s ($16.22)OO. Seq. #103—Payment to TGI Fridays ($53.63)PP. Seq. #105—Payment to Regina Johnson, Carol Thomas, Gwen Thompson, Vashawn Johnson, Loretta Richardson, Darcene Potter, & Angela Chain($60.00)QQ. Seq. #106—Payment to BP ($10.00)RR. Seq. #108—Payment to Blue Collar ($33.48)SS. Seq. #109—Payment to 71st St ($22.00)TT. Seq. #111—Payment to 0727 Service ($10.00)UU. Seq. #114—Payment to Boston Market ($37.22)VV. Seq. #123—Payment to Ihop ($26.27)WW. Seq. #125—Payment to Chevron ($20.00)XX. Seq. #128—Payment to Hess ($20.00)YY. Seq. #132—Payment to Ruby($69.82)ZZ. Seq. #134—Payment to Offie Max ($32.09)AAA. Seq. #135—Payment to Sushi ($28.73)BBB. Seq. #136—Payment to Exxon Mobil ($16.00)CCC. Seq. #139—Payment to Florida Continental ($18.00)DDD. Seq. #141—Payment to Chevron ($18.00)EEE. Seq. #142—Payment to Wendy’s ($6.41)FFF. Seq. #145—Payment to Monty’s ($82.84)GGG. Seq. #147—Payment to Sonoco ($24.00)HHH. Seq. #152—Payment to Margaret Restaurant ($83.94)III. Seq. #153—Payment to Regina Johnson, Carol Thomas, Gwen Thompson, Vashawn Johnson, Loretta Richardson, Darcene Potter, & Angela Chain ($20.00)JJJ. Seq. #156—Payment to McDonalds ($9.29)KKK. Seq. #157—Payment to Jackson Soul Food ($13.94)LLL. Seq. #161—Payment to 54th BP ($20.00)MMM. Seq. #164—Payment to Shell Service ($20.00)NNN. Seq. #167—Payment to Sushi ($14.82)OOO. Seq. #168—Payment to Royal Castle ($16.41)PPP. Seq. #170—Payment to 54 BP ($10.00)QQQ. Seq. #171—Payment to Exxon Mobil ($10.00)RRR. Seq. #173—Payment to Pollo Tropical ($17.84)SSS. Seq. #178—Payment to Pollo Tropical ($11.21)TTT. Seq. #179—Payment to Jomar Petroleum ($20.00)UUU. Seq. #182—Payment to Sushi ($15.63)VVV. Seq. #183—Payment to Jomar Petroleum ($18.00)WWW. Seq. #189—Payment to Margaret Restaurant ($68.67)XXX. Seq. #191—Payment to McDonalds* ($14.00)YYY. Seq. #194—Dunkin Donut* ($9.27)ZZZ. Seq. #202—Payment to Jackson Soul Food ($21.61)AAAA. Seq. #203—Payment to Five Guys ($23.69)BBBB. Seq. #204—Payment to Sushi ($15.63)CCCC. Seq. #205—Payment to Exxon Mobil ($22.00)DDDD. Seq. #206—Payment to Winn-Dixie ($8.10)EEEE. Seq. #210—Payment to 54th Street ($15.75)FFFF. Seq. #213—Payment to Sunshine ($20.00)GGGG. Seq. #217—Payment to 79th St Vallero ($15.00)HHHH. Seq. #218—Payment to Exxon Mobil ($16.00)IIII. Seq. #220—Payment to Exxon Mobil ($18.00)* Misspelled words as written in the G1-13 Report.2. Chapter 106.19 Violations by candidates, persons connected with campaigns, and political committees1) Any candidate; campaign manager, campaign treasurer, or deputy treasurer of any candidate; committee chair, vice chair, campaign treasurer, deputy treasurer, or other officer of any political committee; agent or person acting on behalf of any candidate or political committee; or other person who knowingly and willfully:(a) Accepts a contribution in excess of the limits prescribed by s. 106.08;(b) Fails to report any contribution required to be reported by this chapter;(c) Falsely reports or deliberately fails to include any information required by this chapter; or(d) Makes or authorizes any expenditure in violation of s. 106.11(4) or any other expenditure prohibited by this chapter;is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.Per Richard Dunn’s G1-13 Campaign Treasurer’s Report, there are numerous entries where it is evident that his campaign deliberately failed to include information required by the aforementioned chapter. Those entries include each and every of the 221 sequence expenditure entries, the missing expenditure sequence entries #41 through #48, and the contribution pages 2,8,22, and 23.3. Chapter 106.07(4)(a)(7) Reports; certification and filing(4)(a) Each report required by this section shall contain:7. The full name and address of each person to whom an expenditure for personal services, salary, or reimbursement for authorized expenses as provided in s. 106.021(3) has been made and which is not otherwise reported, including the amount, date, and purpose of such expenditure.Per Richard Dunn’s G1-13 Campaign Treasurer’s Report, there are numerous entries where it is evident that his campaign failed to include information required by the aforementioned chapter. Those entries include each and every of the 221 sequence expenditure entries and the missing expenditure sequence entries #41 through #48.4. Chapter 106.07(5) Reports; certification and filing(5) The candidate and his or her campaign treasurer, in the case of a candidate, or the political committee chair and campaign treasurer of the committee, in the case of a political committee, shall certify as to the correctness of each report; and each person so certifying shall bear the responsibility for the accuracy and veracity of each report. Any campaign treasurer, candidate, or political committee chair who willfully certifies the correctness of any report while knowing that such report is incorrect, false, or incomplete commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.Claytosha Owens-Fields and Richard Dunn II willfully certified to the correctness of the G1-13 Campaign Treasurer’s Report on October 4, 2013. Of the many entries that are included as expenses, there is at least one person (Loretta Richardson) who was listed as receiving 43 separate payments from the Richard Dunn Campaign. However, Ms. Richardson has publicly expressed that she has only received two payments from the Richard Dunn Campaign and those payments were made in cash. She vehemently denies receiving 41 additional payments from the Richard Dunn Campaign. Her statement was captured in a Miami Herald article titled, “Dunn campaign workers: We were paid in cash” that was published on October 28, 2013.In that article, Mr. Greg King, the campaign manager, explained that checks were written to him and he cashed them to pay workers in cash. However, those checks written to him are not properly listed in the expense report. Therefore, Ms. Owens-Fields and Mr. Dunn have violated the aforementioned statute and are subject to criminal prosecution because they willfully certified to the correctness of the G1-13 Campaign Treasurer’s Report while knowing that the information contained within the report was incorrect and false.
Our community will not prosper if individuals are allowed to willfully violate the laws and are not held accountable.With just days left till the election, we'll have to wait and see ultimately what the voters of Mr Dunn's district have to say about Mr. Dunn's activities...