A recent report from the Independent Review Organization at Broward Health reveals investigators were troubled by the June 2015 fundraiser for Judge Nina Di Pietro held at Zimmerman Advertising offices. “The IRO is concerned that physicians, apparently while engaged in Focus Arrangement contract or renewal negotiations with [Broward Health], were apparently donors to her campaign.” Judge Nina Weatherly Di Pietro is the wife of David Di Pietro.
The proposed $71 million deal between Broward Health and Zimmerman Advertising is the focus of multiple Federal and State investigations. Broward Health employees have told investigators the deal was pushed by former Broward Health Chairman David Di Pietro and Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, a former Zimmerman employee.
Florida Governor Rick Scott removed David Di Pietro from his post after the Florida Office of the Inspector General complained he interfered with investigators. Di Pietro sued Governor Scott to regain his post.
Judge Nina Weatherly Di Pietro is married to David Di Pietro.