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Who Is “Rypert Ditworth?”

In numerous stories detailing his 2007 arrest on attempted first degree murder charges in California, Rupert Tarsey has been vague about his move to Broward County. The Daily Mail UK reported, “Tarsey started using his mother’s maiden name when he moved to Florida two years after the assault.” The Sunshine State News reported, “beginning May 4, 2010, [Tarsey] was allowed to do his ‘community supervision’ in Florida.” In a front page story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Tarsey’s arrival in Broward County was said to be in 2012.  Did Rupert Tarsey give these reporters misleading information regarding his whereabouts following his 2007 attack on a female classmate at the Harvard-Westlake school in Beverly Hills?

REDBROWARD asked Rupert Tarsey when he arrived in Broward. Tarsey refused to answer and said, “You have already received my statement. Everything you write will be reviewed for defamatory content.”

Now, a series of voter records, property records and court records show Tarsey ties to Broward County began in 2007.


Published reports say Rupert Tarsey changed his name after his parents divorce. He denied he changed his name to escape his past. Tarsey’s birthname was Rupert Tumin Ditsworth.

California court records show Patrice Tarsey divorced David Ditsworth in August 1998. Rupert Tarsey attacked Elizabeth Barcay in May 2007. California court records show Tarsey started the process to change his name in October 2008, more than ten years after his parents’ divorce.

On December 28, 2007, Broward Supervisor of Elections (SOE) records show “Rypert Ditworth” registered to vote as a Republican. “Ditworth” claimed to live at 3200 N. Ocean Boulevard Apartment 706 in Fort Lauderdale. “Ditworth” gave his date of birth as July 1, 1989. According to SOE, “Ditworth” is no longer an active voter.

Also on December 28, 2007, Patrice Tarsey registered to vote at the same exact Ocean Boulevard address. Her date of birth was listed as August 24, 1958. Patrice Tarsey is listed as an inactive voter.

In January 2011, “Patricia Tarsey” registered to vote as a Republican using a different apartment at 3200 N. Ocean Boulevard. Her date of birth is listed as August 24, 1949. In August 2017, “Patricia Tarsey” became a member of the Broward Republican Executive Committee.

According to voting records, Rupert Tarsey registered as a Republican voter on January 14, 2016. His date of birth is listed as July 1, 1989. The same birthdate in listed on numerous court records. Four months later, Tarsey applied to become a member of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC) using a Parkland address. One year later, with the backing of his “ally” Richard DeNapoli, Tarsey was elected as BREC secretary.

Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA) records show Patrice Tarsey purchased a unit at L’Hermitage condo in April 2009. Records show Patrice Tarsey paid $550,000 for the unit at 3200 N. Ocean Boulevard #706. This is the sme address used by “Rypert Tarsey” and Patrice Tarsey in 2007.

Property records show Patrice and Rupert Tarsey owned the unit located at 3200 N. Ocean Boulevard #1409.

Did Rupert Tarsey try to register to vote under the name “Rypert Ditworth?” Why did his mother register under the name “Partricia Tarsey” when court records and property records list her name as Patrice Tarsey? Was someone trying to impersonate them in 2007?

We attempted to get answers last week at the illegal meeting Rupert Tarsey presided over in Plantation. Tarsey hopes to remove current BREC Chairman Robert Sutton and become the new leader of the Broward Republican Party.

Mrs. Tarsey refused to answer any questions.

Rupert Tarsey told this reporter he was not “authorized” to attend the meeting. Shortly thereafter, Rico Petrocelli, another Tarsey ally, called Plantation Police to remove REDBROWARD from the illegal meeting.

As REDBROWARD reported yesterday, Rupert Tarsey is holding another meeting next week to attempt to gain control of BREC. The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) has ordered Tarsey to stop sending unauthorized, official-looking emails to BREC members.

Why would Rupert Tarsey want to fool his fellow Republicans? They deserve answers.