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Broward Dem Chair: “Disappointed” Fondo Campaign Still Passing Out “Fake” Card


Broward Democratic Party Chair Cynthia Busch is not happy about the “fake” Democrat blue card being handed out at polling places. Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed local bee enthusiast Dan Lewis was fined for his earlier version of this ploy to fool voters. Lewis mailed the card twice this month.

On Twitter, Busch said she was “very disappointed to receive reports that Fondo for Sheriff are still handing out misleading palm cards.” Jim Fondo is a paid client of Dan Lewis’ political consulting company JNAC. Lewis insists clients cannot buy their way onto the card.

When the latest Lewis card hit mailboxes two weeks ago, Busch was even tougher. She said,“I want to make it very clear to voters that the Democratic Party is in no way connected to the ‘Blue Card’. This is an underhanded tactic that tarnishes the Democratic process.” Busch added, “I have no knowledge that anyone who appears on the card is responsible for the actions of Mr. Lewis. Candidates should not be unfairly associated with this type of behavior.”

It’s good to see Busch standing up to Lewis. The previous chair, Mitch Ceasar, never complained about Dan Lewis’ campaign tricks.

Unsurprisingly, Mitch Ceasar is another paid client of Lewis. He has paid Lewis tens of thousands of dollars to act as a consultant for his campaign to be the next Broward Clerk of Courts.

Spam King Aiding Anti-Sheriff Scott Israel Political Committee Built South Florida Porn Empire

Scott Hirsch, the man who sent one million emails to Broward voters on behalf of an anti-Sheriff Scott Israel political committee, helped make Broward county the webcam porn capital of the world. Yesterday, REDBROWARD exposed Hirsch’s $5,000 in-kind contribution to the “Citizens Over Public Safety (COPS)” political committee. The contribution came from Hirsch’s company, Media Direct, Inc. In April, REDBROWARD revealed the committee’s ties to Israel’s Democrat opponent James Fondo and his consultant, Dan Lewis. 

In 2003, Hirsch told TIME magazine he likes to take credit for making South Florida the “spam capital of the world.” Published reports accused Hirsch’s Naviant company of spamming customers on behalf of Miller Brewing, Sprint and General Motors.

In 1998, America Online (AOL) named another one of Hirsch’s companies of spamming users. 

DoMeLive.com

AOL created a “Most Wanted Spammer” list, “detailing what it claims are 10 of the worst purveyors of unsolicited, bulk e-mail on the Net.” One of the websites named was the Fort Lauderdale-based DoMeLive.com.

According to published reports, Scott Hirsch was the owner of DoMeLive.com. Hirsch’s own personal website even lists the 1998 TIME magazine article detailing the goings on at DoMeLive.com.

The website offered live, real time models acting out various sexual situations for a hefty fee. Getty Images captured some behind the scenes peeks into Hirsch’s growing porn empire.

According to Getty, forty women worked for Scott Hirsch. They captioned photographs with the following:

The shows are filmed in studios and broadcast live on the web. The cybersex site provides roughly 8,000 peep show minutes a day at $5.95, a weekly take of about $300,000.

Does James Fondo know about Hirsch’s work in spam and porn? Did consultant Dan Lewis know about Hirsch’s past? Who gave the okay to let Hirsch email one million Broward voters?

Broward voters deserve answers before the August 30 election.


Democrat Consultant Dan Lewis Pockets $10K From Broward Sheriff Candidate

James Fondo, left, is endorsed by former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti

James Fondo, left, is endorsed by former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti

Forget the shady political committees, Broward Sheriff candidate James Fondo paid $10,000 to a company owned by Democrat consultant Dan Lewis. State records show Lewis owns JNAC Communications & Managment, a Fort Lauderdale corporation. Fondo paid Lewis twice during the month of April. Fondo filed his paperwork challenging Broward Sheriff Scott Israel on April 7th.

On April 9, 2016, Fondo paid $5,000 to Lewis for “targeted email select hygiene & rental.” Hygiene? Perhaps Fondo wants all the hygiene know-how Lewis picked up while trying to secure million dollar contracts from Broward Health?

As for emails, REDBROWARD exposed the ineffectiveness of Lewis’ long, wordy emails when it comes to raising funds.

On April 19th, Fondo paid another $5,000 to Lewis’ company for “website development.” Lewis knows all about websites. As REDBROWARD reported, Lewis has used his Broward Health websites to attack Dr El-Sanadi, CEO of Broward Health, after his million dollar contract was cancelled.

Last month, REDBROWARD reported Lewis’ ties to the Israel-bashing political committee called Citizens Over Public Safety (COPS). Records show Dan Lewis purchased the website domain for COPS in February. The domains include CitizensOverPublicSafety.com and CitizensOverPublicSafety.net.

According to Broward Supervisor of Elections records, COPS was formed on February 24, 2016 by Dr Michael J. Cohen and accountant Jack Milberry.  COPS mailing address is 2800 W. State Road 84, Suite 105 in Fort Lauderdale. This is the offices of Milberry & Kesselman CPA, LLC.

According to Broward Supervisor of Elections records, James Fondo signed his paperwork for the Broward Sheriff’s race on March 16, 2016. He listed Jack Milberry as his campaign treasurer using the Milberry & Kesselman CPA, LLC address.

Insiders say other Dan Lewis clients are feeling the heat after REDBROWARD exposed his role in Fondo’s campaign. Lewis’ other main client in former Broward Democrat Party chairman Mitch Ceasar. Lewis is the main consultant for Ceasar’s campaign for Broward County Clerk of Courts.  Records show Lewis’ companies have been paid nearly $11,000 by the Ceasar campaign.

Lewis’ other clients include judicial candidates Rhoda Sokoloff and Doreen Turner Inkeles.

These candidates were feeling the heat when Lewis was rumored to be working for the COPS committee. What happens now when they learn Lewis is openly on the Fondo campaign payroll?