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Broward Inspector General Finds North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin Committed Numerous Felonies, Misdemeanors During 2020 Campaign, Refers Case To Broward State Attorney
An April 2021 REDBROWARD report on North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin’s lavish election night party triggered a Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report which found Martin and her campaign treasurer repeatedly made unlawful deposits and withdrawals of cash from campaign accounts and committed “numerous crimes in their knowing and willful violations of other Florida campaign finance laws.” While he is not named in the report, the Broward OIG investigation documents numerous large payments Martin made to companies tied to Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton. The Broward OIG referred the matter to Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor for prosecution.
On April 21, 2021 REDBROWARD reported how campaign records failed to show who paid for an “election watch party” hosted by North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin in November 2020. Martin held the party at the Grand Palace Ballroom located in a North Lauderdale strip mall. State of Florida corporate records show the Grand Palace Ballroom is owned and operated by Dorothy Borgelin, wife of North Lauderdale Commissioner Samson Borgelin.
Regina Martin’s final campaign treasurer’s report (termination report) was filed in late January. There was no listing of any payment to Grand Palace Ballroom or Dorothy Borgelin. There is no listing for any “in-kind contribution” from Grand Palace Ballroom or Dorothy Borgelin.