Until today, many assumed most of the illegal BTU campaign contributions were directed to Alex Sink’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. “Incident 34” in the Patrick Santeramo “Warrant To Arrest” states: “There were also political contributions made by Leonard and Arnetta Lee for the 2010 campaign to elect Nora Rupert to the Broward County School Board at the request of Mr. Santeramo, with the understanding that they would be reimbursed.”
Last March, Mr. Lee, deputy director of AFT Southeast Region, was charged with a single count of Campaign Contribution Violations, a misdemeanor. He received probation.
There is no evidence or allegation that School Board Member Rupert was aware of Santeramo’s scheme.