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DALE HOLNESS DAUGHTER PLEADS GUILTY TO PPP LOAN FRAUD, FACING UP TO TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON

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.

MSD Killer Set To Plead Guilty To Murder Charges

WSVN Channel 7 reports Parkland school massacre suspect to plead guilty on all counts.

23-year-old Nikolas Cruz will plead guilty to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and all 17 counts of attempted murder in the Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen.

The plea is for Friday in Broward Circuit Court.

UPDATE: Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor says there have been no negotiations with Cruz. Here’s his statement:

Statement from the Broward State Attorney’s Office:
We have to refer all of your questions to the defense. There have been no plea negotiations with the prosecution. If he pleads guilty, there would still be a penalty phase.

A status hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) in Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer’s courtroom and via Zoom.

Broward (Democrat) County Commish’s Hubby Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Richard Rubin, husband of disgraced former Broward County Comissioner Diana Wasserman Rubin plead guilty to federal charges today.
“I erred. I erred terribly, your honor. I’m ashamed and I apologize to the court.”

The Sun-Sentinel has the details. Click here for Sun-Sentinel video