Broward County Commission candidate Hazelle Rogers deleted a $22,150 payment to a brand-new Delaware corporation just hours after REDBROWARD exposed its existence, records show. On July 10 2022, REDBROWARD asked Rogers about the payments to Purple Bird Communications which uses the same post office box address as Rogers’ campaign. Rogers never responded to our request for comment. On July 11, 2022 we posted the story.
According to Broward Supervisor of Elections records, on July 11th at 10:21PM, Rogers filed an amended June 2022 campaign treasurer’s report. The report deleted the June 28, 2022 payment to Purple Bird Communications. Rogers gave no explanation.
But the amended report changed the address for Purple Bird Communications. Instead of Rogers’ PO Box, the new report lists the address of the registered agent in Delaware. The agent forms Delaware corporations for a fee and then accepts mail and correspondence on behalf of the true owners. This is required by Delaware law.
However, the registered agent is not the person providing campaign help to Hazelle Rogers.
The next morning, the Rogers story was blasted to the nationwide subscribers of Florida Politics’ Sunburn.
While the report was amended, big questions remain.
In the end, the true owners of Purple Bird Communications picked up a big check from Hazelle Rogers.
Who owns Purple Bird Communications? Why are they using same address as the Hazelle Rogers campaign? Did a check get sent to the PO Box? Who cashed that check?
Is Rogers’ trying to cover up her original report with this new amendment?
Rogers is running against Guithele Ruiz-Nicolas for the District 9 seat. The August 23rd primary is open to all voters.