On Wednesday, former Broward County Judge Jay Spechler did not want to talk about his alleged remarks regarding Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. According to multiple sources, Spechler, the attorney for former Broward Health chairman David Di Pietro, allegedly told several lawyers that “Chip LaMarca was going down.” Published reports say Federal and State investigators are looking into issues at Broward Health involving LaMarca and Di Pietro, his former attorney and political adviser.
Spechler represented David Di Pietro in his March 2016 lawsuit against Florida Governor Rick Scott. Following complaints from State investigators that Di Pietro was interfering in their work, Governor Scott removed him from the board. Spechler, Brian Silber and Bruce Green represented Di Pietro against Governor Scott.
Spechler is currently listed as a partner at David Di Pietro and Associates. It is unclear whether Spechler represents David Di Pietro in any ongoing matter regarding Broward Health.
Which is exactly why REDBROWARD wanted to ask Jay Spechler whether his alleged comments about Chip LaMarca were related to his representaion of David Di Pietro.
RUN & HIDE AT YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM
On Wednesday, REDBROWARD tried to ask Jay Spechler these questions at the high-priced Women Of Vision luncheon at the Young At Art (YAA) children’s museum in Davie. Young At Art was co-founded by Spechler’s wife, Mindy Shrago. David Di Pietro serves as chairman of the Young At Art board.
When asked about his alleged comments about Chip LaMarca, Jay Spechler ran into the museum through a backdoor. Spechler also avoided questions about nude artwork created by his adult children.
Spechler was under no obligation to answer our questions about LaMarca, the artwork, his representation of Hallandale Beach commissioners and the hiring of private investigators.
But what is the meaning of Spechler’s alleged comments regarding LaMarca? Did investigators tell Spechler something the public does not know? Is David Di Pietro cooperating with investigators? Is Spechler’s client and law partner talking to investigators about Chip LaMarca? Are the alleged comments intended to shift focus from David Di Pietro to Chip LaMarca?
What happened next is a classic example of intimidation tactics from the David Di Pietro “Legal Dream Team.”
Stay tuned for part two…