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Fake Apology: Marlon Bolton Apologized For Calling Tamarac Mayor A “Monster,” Days Later, His Favorite Fake News Site Attacked Her Again

During the March 23, 2022 City of Tamarac Commission meeting, Marlon Bolton (D-Clown) called Mayor Michelle Gomez a “monster.” Why was Gomez a “monster?” She dared to question the propriety of a developer promising a $500,000 donation to homeless initiatives as part of a negotiation for a proposed development. Bolton was unable to spot the enormous ethical red flag raised by such a proposal.

When Commissioner Elvin Villalobos brought up Bolton’s name calling at the April 13th meeting, Bolton decided to apologize for his “monster” remark. He admitted that it was not a “nice” thing to do. Bolton even hoped Tamarac Talk and other online news sites would feature his apology.

Did Marlon Bolton see the light? Would he finally stop the attacks on women (especially Jewish women) in the City of Tamarac?


Ten days later, The Tamarac Post, a fake news website tied to Marlon Bolton, ran a story about the $500,000 homeless donation. The propaganda piece by phantom author “Maria Colson” lavished praise on Bolton while repeating his unverified claims of once being homeless for a few days.

The Tamarac Post went on to attack Mayor Gomez for opposing the idea of forcing developers to make donations to charities as part of an approval process.

Today, The Tamarac Post ran another screed from Marlon Bolton under the “Maria Colson” byline. On Friday, Bolton used social media to launch an attack on “Journalists” who cover the shenanigans at Tamarac City Hall. The Tamarac Post claims Bolton emailed his social media attack to city residents.

During Thursday’s meeting, Bolton and co-hort Elberg Mike Gelin attacked the Sun-Sentinel and the Broward Office of the Inspector General as well.

Talk about cowardly.

Marlon Bolton

Non-Profit Owner Admits Tamarac Gift Cards Used To Promote Private Food Drive: “Are We Supposed To Waste Them?”

Nataneisha Jahmel Richards wanted to know why her non-profit organization, The Great Commission Center And Outreach, was mentioned in a recent REDBROWARD story. On Thursday, REDBROWARD reported how the Broward County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) wanted to review documents related to a November 2021 turkey drive hosted by Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton. As REDBROWARD revealed last December, Tamarac city officials pressured a non-profit to issue checks for expenses related to the turkey drive.

The Parks And Recreation Foundation Of Tamarac (PAROT) initially refused to participate in Bolton’s event. But the non-profit succumbed to pressure from Commission staffers and Parks and Recreation Department employees.

On October 28, 2021, Eliane Benjamin, administrator for the Tamarac City Commission, asked Parks and Rec Department head Greg Warner if he could “kind assist” with getting a $500 check issued to The Great Commission Center And Outreach organization. Benjamin said owner Peter Richards would pick up the check.

On November 2, 2021 PAROT wrote a $500 check to The Great Commission Center And Outreach. A note on the check reads, “Commissioner Bolton’s Turkeys.”

Later, REDBROWARD exposed how supermarket gift cards purchased from Marlon Bolton’s Tamarac event were used at a private food drive in Plantation.

These gift cards, emblazoned with the name of Commissioner Marlon Bolton, appeared in photographs promoting a private “turkey and pie giveaway” at Car Accident Referral Services (C.A.R.S.) in Plantation. The Tapatia Supermarket gift cards were used in social media posts by Nataneisha “Jahmel” Richards, the president of The Great Commission Center And Outreach non-profit organization of Tamarac.

Ms. Richards posted numerous photos and videos before and after the event. One photograph and one video clearly shows the Tapatia Supermarket gift cards with a sticker which reads, “Courtesy of Commissioner Marlon Bolton District 1.”

Other photographs and videos show Jahmel and Peter Richards volunteering at the Plantation event.

On Friday morning, Nataneisha Jahmel Richards called REDBROWARD.


Ms. Richards wanted to know why REDBROWARD thought it newsworthy to mention The Great Commission Outreach and Center and the gift cards. Richards admitted to using the gift cards to promote the private food drive in Plantation but stated it was not her event.

When asked why she used the Bolton gift cards to promote the private food drive, Richards said,” Are we supposed to let them go to waste?

Richards could not comprehend why using Tamarac funds for a Plantation food drive was an issue.

When asked if Marlon Bolton authorized the use of the gift cards at the private food drive in Plantation, Richards hung up the telephone.

Perhaps she will answer that question for the Broward OIG?