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Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Admits Father Called Opponent On Telephone Belonging To Employee

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick admits her father called one of her Democratic opponents on a telephone belonging to her medical services company. Yesterday, REDBROWARD revealed Emmanuel Morel told Sun-Sentinel editors and reports about a phone call he received from Cherfilus-McCormick’s father, Gabriel Smith. A third candidate, Elvin Dowling provided details of the exchange which occurred during a Sun-Sentinel interview of Democratic candidates for U.S. Congress CD 20.

According to Dowling, “Emanuel Morel informed us all that he received a call on Sunday evening from someone identifying themselves as the father of Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick. He said that the person threatened him against running against his daughter (over the course of two separate phone calls that were apparently witnessed by members of Mr. Morel’s campaign staff). Mr. Morel stated that he felt his life was threatened and that he has contacted the FBI who is investigating the calls as we speak.” When asked by a reporter about the call, Cherfilus-McCormick denied any knowledge of any phone calls to Morel.

When Morel produced a telephone number, Cherfilus-McCormick said the number looked familiar. According to Dowling, “At first she stated she did not and then stated that she has a lot of numbers connected to her campaign that were similar in nomenclature and it could be one of hers but she was not sure.”

On Thursday, Emmanuel Morel appeared on the Race And The Races webcast hosted by Narnike Grant and Sandra Cherfrere. Just minutes into the show, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick joined the show. She said she was “at a wedding” but wanted to respond to Morel.

Cherfilus-Mccormick said, “No one at my campaign has contacted or spoke to [Morel].”

She said, “The number you put out is actually another employee’s number…she’s been getting threats and had to cancel her line.”

Cherfilus-McCormick said she discussed the matter with her parents. “No one threatened you. And because of that, we are pursuing legal, um, against you for slander and for going on every show and talking.”

Then, Cherfilus-McCormick attacked Elvin Dowling for tipping off REDBROWARD about the matter. “Elvin Dowling called some kind of Republican blogger who insert themselves into a Democratic primary is disgusting,” she said.

Under questioning, Cherfilus-McCormick told Narnike Grant that her parents did speak with Morel. She said Morel was discussed at a weekend meeting between her parents and Haitian ministers. According to Cherfilus-McCormick, someone at that meeting said, “someone should talk to Morel.”

When Cherfilus-McCormick insisted no one from her “campaign” called Morel, host Sandra Cherfrere asked if the phone belonged to a Trinity Health employee. Cherfilus-McCormick stated the phone was assigned to “nurses or staff” and the Caller ID would appear as “Trinity.”

She admitted the call came from that number.

The Sun-Sentinel interview occurred Wednesday afternoon. Elvin Dowling contacted REDBROWARD at 5:48PM on Wednesday. REDBROWARD called the Trinity cell phone at 7:10PM. A telephone company recording stated the number was no longer in service. The REDBROWARD story was published minutes later.

How could the Trinity employee receive “threats” if the number was already out of service before the world knew the number?

Why were Cherfilus-McCormick’s parents calling another candidate in the first place?

While they may not be campaign employees, Cherfilus-McCormick’s father and mother wore campaign shirts at a candidate debate on Friday evening at the University of Fort Lauderdale.

Watch for yourselves:

Dale Holness Throws Son Under The Bus, Claims He Does Not Know If Son Received Check From Daughter’s PPP Loan Scheme

Does Dale Holness Know Best?

In a bizarre effort to address claims he threw his daughter “under the bus” following her arrest last month for her role in federal conspiracy to fraudulently obtain a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness threw his son under the very same bus. Last month, the U.S. Attorney charged Damara Holness with conspiracy to commit wire fraud to obtain a $350,000 PPP loan. In August 2020, REDBROWARD first exposed how Damara Holness landed a huge loan using her father’s business address in loan documents.

Dale Holness quickly tried to distance himself from his daughter. Following her arrest, Dale Holness made the laughable claim that he was “estranged for years” from Damara Holness. REDBROWARD showed the deep political ties between father and daughter over the few election cycles. Apparently, REDBROWARD readers were not the only ones to think Holness threw his daughter under the bus.

On August 21, 2021 Dale Holness was the guest on the “RACE and The Races” Facebook program. From the start, Holness showed his displeasure with the hosts who dared to discuss the recent arrest of Damara Holness. He scolded hosts Narnike Grant and Sandra Cherfrere for listening to “gossip” that could damage his chances to win the U.S Congressional seat previously held by Alcee Hastings.

Both hosts stated that black women were unhappy with Holness’ “estranged” statement following Damara Holness’ arrest. They wondered why Holness “threw his daughter under the bus” instead of saying nothing.

How did Dale Holness respond?

UNDER THE BUS

The U.S. Attorney alleges Damara Holness wrote checks to individuals in an attempt to conceal her PPP loan fraud. The Federal Government alleges Damara Holness wrote checks to individuals who then endorsed the checks back to her. Once the checks were cashed, the individuals received a small percentage of the amount while Damara Holness kept the rest.

During his appearance on “RACE and The Races,” Dale Holness appeared desperate to distance himself from this check cashing scheme. So desperate that he appears to implicate his namesake son in his daughter’s scheme.

Holness was angry that one of the hosts mentioned he may have received a check from Damara Holness. “Nonsense,” Holness said. But Dale Holness was not satisfied with his denial. He decided to throw his son under the bus.

Holness said, “I have a son, Dale Holness, similar to mine. I don’t know if he got any but I didn’t get no check.”

Dale Holness continued, “you have to be careful when you put stuff out there, it’s dangerous and damaging to people….”

Umm, yeah.

So why did Dale Holness bring his 35 year old son into this?

Does Dale Holness know that checks were made out to “Dale Holness?”

His son was never mentioned in the charging documents.

Why would Dale Holness do something so “dangerous and damaging” like dropping his son into the middle of an ongoing Federal investigation?

Is Dale Holness so desperate to save his own political skin that he would throw not one but two of his children under the bus?

A real father of the year.