Elgin Jones of the South Florida Times is reporting Percy Johnson, former Broward Democrat Party treasurer, is facing arrest for misuse of funds. Johnson is a close confidant of Tamarac vice mayor Diane Glasser. Could someone be putting political pressure on Glasser?
According to Jones:
“The Broward State Attorney’s Office said the investigation is ongoing and no warrant has been issued for Johnson’s arrest.
Nonetheless, Johnson reportedly has been telling friends and acquaintances that he would surrender this week. That has now been delayed and the reasons are unknown.
Johnson is being accused of writing several checks to himself from the organization’s bank account.
His attorney, McCray, said, ‘He is being charged, but he wans’t sure what the charges are.’
Copies of those checks obtained by South Florida Times shows that Johnson wrote a check to a relative, and more than $2,100 worth of checks to himself. He is also accused of making cash withdrawals and failing to deposit an unspecified amount of cash recieved into the council’s bank account.
Members of the organization’s board had been in talks with Johnson to reach a resolution. Those discussions reportedly broke down, prompting Johnson to hire McCray to represent him in the case. Some members of the organization then filed a complaint with Fort Lauderdale Police, who opened the criminal investigation.”
(photos via Facebook page of Percy Johnson)