Legal Inquiry Into Sheriff Gregory Tony Inquiry Moved Out Of Broward County

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

The legal inquiry into Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony was moved out of Broward County, sources tell REDBROWARD. According to one source, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis authorized the move from Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor’s office in the 17th Judicial Circuit to State Attorney Amira Fox of the 20th Judicial Circuit. Fox’s office covers Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. REDBROWARD was told most special prosecutions are conducted from the Fort Myers office.

For months, sources told REDBROWARD that new Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor appeared disinclined to consider serious charges in the Tony matter.

In March, REDBROWARD was first to report a Federal grand jury in Miami heard evidence on matters related to Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony and others in Broward County.

In April, The Florida Bulldog confirmed a Federal investigation into matters surrounding Sheriff Tony. The website reported the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) was investigating bid rigging allegations involving a contract between BSO and North American Rescue.

REDBROWARD revealed concerns of a “turf war” grew strong when news broke of an inquiry into North American Rescue CEO Bob Castellani. In 2019, the South Carolina-based sold “bleed kits” to the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Castellani was a key supporter of Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony’s re-election.

REDBROWARD was told the inquiry sent to the State Attorneys Office of the 20th Judicial Circuit does not include the bleed kit matter.

Is This The Next Broward County Sheriff?

With multiple reports confirming investigations into Sheriff Gregory Tony, political insiders are wondering who would take command at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Several sources believe a non-political member of the BSO rank and file would be the logical choice by Governor Ron DeSantis. But now, a reliable source tells REDBROWARD there’s an “outside the box” choice being whispered about in Tallahassee.

Outgoing Florida Director of Emergency Management Jared Moskowitz.

Moskowitz, a staunch Democrat, is a Broward County resident. Before being picked by DeSantis to head FL DEM, Moskowitz served in the Florida House of Representatives.

Stay tuned…

Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida Putting Seniors First and Leading the Nation in Vaccinations for Those 65+

Press release from Governor Ron DeSantis:

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts, highlighting steps the state is taking to increase vaccinations and put Florida’s Seniors First.  

 

Watch the Governor’s update by clicking the image below or clicking HERE.  

Text from Governor DeSantis’ video message as delivered is provided below:

 

Hi, this is Governor Ron DeSantis.

 

Florida is putting Seniors First, and we continue to lead the nation in vaccines for those 65 and older, with 70% of our total vaccinations going to seniors.

 

Not only was Florida the first state in the nation to vaccinate more than 500,000 seniors, but we are rapidly approaching one million vaccines just to seniors.

 

To highlight this milestone, this morning I joined Henry Sayler, a 100-year-old WWII veteran from St. Pete as he got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

A decorated fighter pilot, West Point graduate, former Florida state senator, and friend to presidents, baseball legends and astronauts, Henry’s life is the epitome of the American dream.

 

Because of Floridians like Henry, we remain laser focused on protecting those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and ensuring that every senior who wants a vaccine, can get a vaccine.

 

To complete this mission, we continue to open vaccination sites across the state and expand our partnership with Publix Super Markets.

 

On top of the 242 Publix locations in 18 counties providing vaccinations, we have opened an additional 70 state-supported vaccination sites – including at least one in every county.

 

And we continue to collaborate with places of worship and community centers to ensure the vaccine is available to diverse populations across our entire state.

 

Although federal supply remains limited, we will continue to utilize the amount of vaccine the state does have to ensure it reaches our 4.5 million seniors as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

And as our state receives additional vaccines from the federal government, we will work to swiftly deploy it to Florida communities.

 

To all Floridians – we continue to make great progress, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

To our seniors – we will continue to put you first.

 

Thank you, and God Bless.

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