Is Hallandale Beach Mayor Keith London Obsessed With Lobbyist Judy Stern?

Was mere mention of lobbyist Judy Stern enough to get Hallandale Beach Keith London to attack the credibility of Assistant State Attorney David Schulson? During his February 21, 2017 sworn testimony, Keith London was asked to identify an e-mail. The August 2016 e-mail attacked Vice Mayor Bill Julian over remarks made on a tape London and lobbyist Evan Ross leaked to WPLG Local 10 reporter Bob Norman.

Schulson told London, “I have an e-mail from you to Judy Stern.” London shot back, “I don’t write e-mails to Judy Stern. This is my e-mail blast that goes out to a few thousand people. That didn’t go to Judy Stern, this went to thousands of people.”

Schulson said, “this says ‘from Keith London. The exhibit says from your e-mail to her e-mail.”

London replied, “I find it interesting I’m sitting here with you, and I’m talking about Bill Julian, and the only e-mail you produced, or an e-mail address is from Judy Stern.”

Schulson said her did not get e-mail from Judy Stern. London said, “No. I assume you got it from the Diplomat.” Assistant State Attorney Schulson said he did not get it from the Diplomat developers and he did not have to tell London where he got the e-mail.

Keith London’s attorney David Di Pietro wisely told his client, “Just answer.”

JUDY STERN IN A CAMPAIGN T-SHIRT?

One of the key allegations in the Bob Norman story was whether the Diplomat developers would supply 300 volunteers for Bill Julian’s re-election campaign. In his sworn testimony, lobbyist Evan Ross identified Keith London as the campaign manger for Bill Julian’s opponent. Schulson asked Keith London if he had personal knowledge that developers paid for 300 volunteers to work for Julian.

London said, “I did see Judy Stern out there handing things to volunteers. I have pictures of Judy Stern handing stuff out to the volunteers.” Schulson asked what was Judy Stern’s relationship to the Diplomat developers. London said, “I don’t know. You’re handing me something [e-mail exhibit] that has Judy Stern right here, so obviously Judy Stern has a relationship with the developers.”

Later, London admitted he had no personal knowledge of developers hiring Julian volunteers or whether Judy Stern had any relationship to the developers.

In his March 2017 sworn testimony, lobbyist Evan Ross testified Judy Stern was mentioned in one of the ten recordings he leaked to reporter Bob Norman.

As REDBROWARD reported, Ross stated Bill Julian left ten recordings on his system. The night the robo-call went out, Ross noticed a voicemail in “the system.” When he listened to the call, Ross “quickly identified it was Bill Julian’s voice talking to someone.” The following day, Ross claimed he found more voicemails. He testified there were ten recordings.

Evan Ross stated he told Commissioner Keith London about the Julian recordings the same day he discovered them.

When asked about the eight recordings not featured in stories by Bob Norman, Ross testified, “The only thing that I recall being noteworthy were a reference to a conversation that Bill Julian had with Joy Cooper, saying that Joy Cooper wanted him to call her campaign person, Judy Stern.”

MICHELE LAZAROW SOCIAL MEDIA MELTDOWN

Keith London is not the only member of the Hallandale Beach Commissioner with a unhealthy dislike of Judy Stern. Just days after London and Ross testified under oath, REDBROWARD covered London and Lazarow’s appearance at a Plantation City Council meeting. Lazarow was spearheading efforts to ban pet stores in Plantation.

During the meeting, Michele Lazarow expressed her anger over the presence of a local lobbyist. Lazarow told two supporters, ” Fucking Judy Stern is here in the front row.”

With a long list of speakers, (many of whom did not live in Plantation) the meeting ran very late which may have contributed to Lazarow’s late night Facebook meltdown.

Just after midnight, Michele Lazarow incorrectly informed her Facebook friends the ordinance had been repealed. Around 2AM, Lazarow declared, “Yep. So fucking fixed.” Hours later, Lazarow was still ranting about lawyers and lobbyists. When asked why the Petland supporters got time to make their case, Lazarow said, “Because the fix was in with the lawyers and lobbyists.”

While she complained about lawyers Ron Book and Bill Laystrom, Michele Lazarow saved her anger for Judy Stern.

“The cow lobbyist who ran the campaign against me took our second vote. She’s disgusting. Judy Stern should rot,” Michele Lazarow said.

LONDON UNHAPPY

Before the March 2017 Plantation City Council meeting, REDBROWARD asked Keith London about an investigation surrounding GPS trackers. London could not recall whether he hired private investigators to help him find a GPS tracking devices on vehicles belonging to him, Commissioner Lazarow and Anabelle Taub. Lazarow refused to answer any questions.

In October 2016 Keith London and Michele Lazarow held a press conference to discuss the discovery of GPS tracking devices on their vehicles. A week earlier, in front of WPLG Local 10 investigative reporter Bob Norman’s camera, London took GPS devices off vehicles owned by himself, Lazarow and candidate Annabelle Taub. London turned the devices to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

In March 2017, Keith London was not interested in divulging information regarding the FDLE case. London complained REDBROWARD and our “ilk” accused him of committing perjury. REDBROWARD never accused London of anything. At the time, REDBROWARD reported there was no reason to doubt Commissioner Keith London was being followed. He shot video of one man who WPLG later identified as a local private investigator (who was later charged with illegal tracking).

When asked how he knew to check underneath his car for a GPS tracking device, London said,”numerous people told me you might want to look under your car.” When asked who these “numerous people” were, London said he could not recall. When asked if he hired McGarry and Associates, a private investigation firm, London said he could not recall.

When asked if he could recall hiring any private investigator, Commissioner Michele Lazarow tried to interupt the interview. She refused to answer any questions about private investigators.

Keith London asked REDBROWARD if we had any evidence he hired McGarry and Associates. When pressed, London said he could not “remember” if he hired any private investigator.

On Thursday, a spokesperson for the FDLE told REDBROWARD the Hallandale Beach GPS case remains open.

Did his recent sworn testimony in front of an Assistant State Attorney have Keith London on edge that evening?

Were London and Lazarow upset they had to share the same air with Judy Stern that night?

Do Hallandale Beach residents deserve better?

More to come…

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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4 Comments

  1. Oh i know all less fails start calling Judy Stern names.I mean given the fact Ms.Stern is in her sixties- give her a break.Get her on merit etc.no they resort to name calling.Im not saying Stern is some angel but the name calling goes their concerns up in smoke.If i do battle with Judy its about facts , testimonals from others.To close Stern has thick skin so as far as Judy its like water off a duck.Think thats bad.Other competitor’s in her field had the audacity to call her daughter who is an atty.an officer of the court the “C” word.Oh , yes Mike Ahearn, Roger Stone etc.I mean i know Grifters with better manners.My take.A bunch of sore losers.I again think Ms.Stern actions( sometimes( are a bit as in hitting below the belt, but she knows how the whole system works and she is good at it.To the demise of some of you esp.above stated people.I thought it was disgraceful on SOE ast right hand to Brenda Snipes when during the past ft.lau election cycle Bellis gave her early voting results which he had no business doing.I asked local reporter Bob Norman wife no less to get comment from Mr.Bellis he denied such reported action.So i could not take it any further.I wanted comment from him not so much for an admission of guilt, but rather to let him know cat was out of the bag and that according to sources(2) what had taken place.Ms.Stern would say u were revealed same numbers from early voting results.As if to say whats up here? Its ok for your sources to spill the beans but u find it inappropriate for Bellis to follow suit.Hold on my sources only indulged after Bellis sang like a canary to Judy.Big difference.I would also state i wasn.t a campaign manager, Stern was..My point.I did not engage in name calling as what is demonstrated here.For the record i know Judy Stern.I have spoken to her numerous times.I think she is a great mother judging by how her daughter Barbie conducts herself.Lastly, to alot of u eat your Wheaties when going up against Stern.My other advice the name calling was proven to be very ineffective.Plus from what i hear she being Judy Stern has the FBI on speed dial.Word to the wise if Stern has dirt on you the FBi most certainly will be notified..PS.Mary Fertig she also made me aware of the past actions in regards to your husband.Not good Mary.See what i mean.Be careful when doing battle with the Iron Lady because u will certainly face a slew of egg on your face…

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  2. Thank you for exposing these two with their lies and misconduct of office. Stay with it the truth will come out how they tried to ruin me, along with Evan Ross.

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  3. One correction i don’ t remember if Stern was referring to Fertig.im almost postive she statef husband but she could have stated brother.zIn any regards it was referred that the gut became a government informant( snitch(.So my point about Judy here she plays to win and if she loses watch her cause she is like a rapid coyote.And as u r aware coyotes are very difficult to catch..All true folks…

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