BSO INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY PLAYED ROLE IN HAITIAN ELECTIONS

Edison Jules business card
Edison Jules business card

“Mystery Man” Edison Jules remains unknown to local voters, even though his campaign for Broward Sheriff is not his first foray into electoral politics. A REDBROWARD investigation found Jules played a major role in the recent Haitian Presidential elections. Serving as the senior political adviser for a Presidential candidate, sources said Jules was tapped to be a potential vice presidential candidate.

REDBROWARD obtained Jules’ business card he used as the “Chief Political Advisor” for Willy Duchene. In July, Haitian officials removed Duchene from the ballot. The officials claimed Duchene never renounced his U.S. citizenship. They determined Duchene voted in an American election in 1995. “‘Having had information that Mr. Duchene lied, we had set to investigate his case for a long time until confirmed,’ said the electoral councilor Marie Carmelle Austin Paul, contacted by the newspaper and did not reveal the source who put a flea in their ear.'”

According to two sources, it was Edison Jules who put a “flea in their ear.” The sources told REDBROWARD Duchene and Jules had a “falling out.” Both sources said Jules wanted to be Duchene’s “vice-president.”

When contacted by REDBROWARD, Duchene denied Jules played any role in his removal from the election. “Jules is a great guy,” Duchene said. “I grew up with his father in Haiti.” Duchene stated Jules was his senior political adviser. “He helped me speak to the people. He wrote for me.” Duchene said Jules was never going to be his vice-president. He said Jules left the campaign to run for Broward Sheriff.

Duchene confirmed Jules still lives at his Sunrise home. Last May, REDBROWARD exposed Jules’ residency games.

On January 27, 2015, Edison Jules registered to vote in Broward County as a Democrat. Jules listed a Plantation apartment at 1600 SW 78th Avenue as his mailing address. Jules stated he lived at 11701 NW 29th Street in Sunrise. According to the Broward Property Appraiser, this Sunrise home is owned by Willy Duchene.

When REDBROWARD visited, no one answered the door but dogs were barking.

A neighbor told REDBROWARD that several people have lived there over the last six months. The neighbor said he believes “A Mayor from Jamaica” lives there.

Duchene said Jules still lives at the Sunrise home. “Sometimes he goes off to sleep with his girlfriend, but he still lives here.”

Despite all the questions and controversies, Jules is still challenging Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for the Democrat nomination.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Gets Another Democrat Opponent

Willie Jones
Willie Jones

On Tuesday, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel picked up another Democrat challenger when Willie Jones of Coconut Creek filed his campaign paperwork. Jones is the second Democrat running against Israel. “Mystery Man” Edison Jules of Ohio/NY/Florida entered the race last month.

Last January, the Westside Gazette published a glowing review of Jones’ retirement from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. ” Citations, proclamations and reflections were heartfelt and varied, coming from dignitaries such as former Pompano Beach Commissioner Woodrow Poitier, Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Smith….We joined them in saluting an exemplary man who performed an often difficult profession in exemplary fashion.”

Wonder if they served salami sandwiches of chicken cacciatore at Jones’ retirement party?

Where Does The Broward “Mystery Man” Really Live?

Edison Jules, International Man of Mystery?
Edison Jules, International Man of Mystery?

Questions continue to swirl around the “mystery man” running against Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. In campaign paperwork filed with the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE), Edison Jules used a luxury apartment building in Plantation as his address. Jules’ campaign treasurer Katherine Antequera, a New York plus-sized model, also used the same Plantation address. Many assumed Jules, an Ohio policeman, still lived in the Buckeye state. However, REDBROWARD has uncovered new information regarding Jules’ residency.

On January 27, 2015, Edison Jules registered to vote in Broward County as a Democrat. Jules listed the Plantation apartment at 1600 SW 78th Avenue as his mailing address. Jules stated he lived at 11701 NW 29th Street in Sunrise. This Sunrise home is for sale “as-is.”

A real estate website claims the home is full of issues: “Possible Roof Damage, Possible Mold Damage, Possible Roof Leaks. Pool is cracked, needs to be filled or redone. Property being sold As-Is.”

When REDBROWARD visited, no one answered the door but dogs were barking.

A neighbor told REDBROWARD that several people have lived there over the last six months. The neighbor said he believes “A Mayor from Jamaica” lives there.

Ohio records show Jules lost his Groveport home in 2013. Bank New York Mellon started foreclosure proceedings against Jules and his wife in October 2011. Throughout the legal process, official legal documents were delivered to Jules at a New York address.

On his Linkedin page, Jules claims his production company is based in New York and Ohio.

Jules’ wife is registered to vote in Winter Haven, Florida.

Once again, Jules could clear up the mystery surrounding his campaign. Does he live in Ohio, New York, Sunrise, Plantation or anyplace else?