Damara Holness, daughter of Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, plead guilty to a Federal charge of lying on a COVID-19 relief loan application and fraudulently obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars intended to help small businesses during the pandemic. As part of her plea deal announced on Wednesday, Damara Holness admitted she obtained a June 2020 PPP loan for $300,000 for her company, Holness Consulting Inc. Holness admitted using phony payroll forms which stated she employed 18 people.
REDBROWARD first exposed Damara Holness’ PPP loan issues in July 2020.
After obtaining the money, Damara Holness admitted to creating a false paper trail to hide her scheme. This included writing checks to “employees” who would endorse them over to Damara Holness.
Damara Holness faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 dollars.
It was a star-studded weekend for Broward Teachers Union (BTU) Anna Fusco. On Saturday, Fusco and Broward School Superintendent Vickie Cartwright partied with rapper Kodak Black and other politicos in Margate. Even though both women are staunch mask mandate supporters, neither Fusco nor Cartwright wore masks at the dedication of a recreational facility.
But the Broward hypocrisy parade didn’t stop there. On Sunday, the Sun-Sentinel published an editorial by Fusco scolding Governor Ron DeSantis over his fight against Broward Schools’ mask mandate.
Fusco wrote, “Governor DeSantis needs to pause his partisan fight against masks so that all Florida school boards can require masks for kids and educators.”
Fusco declared, “It’s a simple formula: Masks+ Vaccinations= Healthier Schools!”
If the formula is so simple, why did Fusco and Cartwright attend a large gathering without masks? What if the Margate event becomes a “super spreader event?”
They were mask free on Saturday. Hundreds of people attended the Margate event. Proof of vaccination was not required. Yet Cartwright and Fusco walked the red carpet to snap pics with a rapper.
Back in July, Fusco and Cartwright wore masks in Facebook video welcoming Cartwright to Broward.
Was this all for show?
Did Fusco and Cartwright get tested on Sunday?
Are Fusco and Cartwright in quarantine?
Are two of Broward’s top school officials interacting with staff, educators and kids this Monday?
How can Cartwright and Fusco continue to scold parents, students and politicians who reject their mask mandate push?
Will the Sun-Sentinel add a note to Anna Fusco’s hypocritical editorial?