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Ignorance is “Bliss?” Operatives Ready To Expose Questionable Lifestyle Choices Of Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

Political operatives are poised to expose racy photographs of a Speedo-clad Sheriff Gregory Tony at local swinger events. A Republican operative shared some of the photographs of the embattled Sheriff Tony at events hosted by “The Bliss Club.” According to its website, The Bliss Club is the “[number one] private party organization in the world for young, fit, attractive bi-sexy women and select couples.” The Club claims to host “scandalous and outrageous underground erotic theme events, club invasions, pool parties and group vacations.”

On its signup page, The Bliss Club states, “We are one of, if not the only truly screened lifestyle events in the world that bases membership acceptance on physical attractiveness.”

REDBROWARD obtained photographs of Sheriff Tony attending “Liquid Bliss” pool parties in 2015 and 2016. At each event, Tony wears nothing but a tiny bathing suit and sunglasses.

While the photographs are five years old, the Republican operative worried that Tony still engaged in the lifestyle promoted by groups such as The Bliss Club. The operative stated Tony has become a huge embarrassment for Governor Ron DeSantis who appointed him last year.

Today, Sheriff Tony admitted to keeping details of the 1993 shooting of Hector “Chino” Rodriguez from Governor DeSantis. The Florida Bulldog first reported a 14 year old Tony was charged with the murder of Rodriguez in Philadelphia.

Speaking with The Sun-Sentinel on Sunday, Sheriff Tony said he didn’t remember the details of the shooting.
“We’re going back 27 years ago,” he said, emphasizing that authorities ultimately cleared him.

The Sun-Sentinel details Tony’s failure to disclose the shooting:

Helen Ferre, the governor’s communications director, said DeSantis was told Saturday by his chief of staff, Shane Strum. She said she didn’t know if Tony reached out to the governor’s office or if Strum learned about it from news reports.
Until then, Ferre said via text, “the governor was not aware of this 1993 incident when Sheriff Gregory Tony was a 14-year-old living in Philadelphia with his family.”
Tony said he didn’t think disclosure would have impacted the governor’s decision. “You’re saying that I should have disclosed a horrific incident that I faced as a 14-year-old kid, where I had to survive a shooting,” he said. “… Why would I put myself in a position where I’m talking about a brutal attack that I survived, for the sake of an interview? I don’t think anyone would have done that.”
He said he spoke with DeSantis this weekend, and the governor “wanted to see me continue to push on and not be distracted with the politics down here and keep doing what’s right for Broward County.”

The Republican operative believes the Governor should not face further embarrassment due to the behavior of Sheriff Tony.

“Tony was a cop for nearly a decade,” the operative said. “Governor DeSantis was right to assume a certified police officer like Greg Tony had been fully vetted by his department.”

With the August Democrat Party primary looming, Sheriff Tony needs to address all of these issues forthrightly. While consenting adults can conduct themselves however they choose in private, Tony’s position as Broward’s top cop leaves him open to these lines of inquiry.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony
Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony
Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Hid Details Of 1993 Killing From Governor RonDeSantis, Police

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony failed to disclose details of his 1993 killing of a Philadelphia man to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, The Florida Bulldog ung Tony “shot and killed a man when he was a teenager living in a poor urban neighborhood in Philadelphia, according to records and interviews with family members of the dead man.” Tony was 14 years old when he shot Hector “Chino” Rodriguez multiple times in the head.

“When I was 14 years old, growing up in a neighborhood in Philadelphia filled with violence and gang activity, I shot an armed man in self-defense. The juvenile authorities reviewed my actions and cleared my name,” Tony wrote in an email to The Florida Bulldog. “This was the most difficult and painful experience of my life and I have never spoken of it publicly. I worked every day from that time forward to leave the violence that surrounded me in Philadelphia behind.”

Speaking with Florida Politics, Tony said he failed to disclose the incident to Governor Ron DeSantis before his appointment as Broward Sheriff.

“I have never disclosed it, because I was never arrested,” Tony explained.

“Under Pennsylvania law, juveniles are not arrested, they go through a petition of delinquency. It never came up on my background checks or clearances, since I was a juvenile and I didn’t commit a crime, as it was self-defense.”

REDBROWARD obtained copies of two newspaper reports of the 1993 incident. In both stories, Sheriff Tony is identified as “Gregory Scott-Toney.”

In one report, Tony’s father William Scott claimed the weapon was unloaded when Tony took it from under his mattress. Scott said Tony knew where the bullets were kept.