A corporation owned Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton made a $34,687 in-kind contribution to a political committee operated by members of his church, State campaign records show. The State of Florida defines an in-kind contribution as, “anything of value except money made for the purpose of influencing the results of an election.” On August 23, 2022, the Residents United PAC recorded a $34,687 in-kind contribution by Forecast Holdings LLC for “advertising/consulting.”
State corporation records show Forecast Holdings LLC is owned and managed by Marlon Bolton.
As REDBROWARD previously reported, on April 12, 2019, Carl Williams formed the “Residents United PAC” using P.O. Box 246164 in Pembroke Pines as its address. This address has been used several times by Bolton associates. REDBROWARD reported how North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin, a Bolton ally, paid $6,500 to Mojo Global Holdings of Lauderhill.
State records show Carl K. Williams is the managing member of Mojo Global Holdings. The State records list P.O. Box 246164 in Pembroke Pines as the mailing address for Mojo Global Holdings.
State records list Carl Williams and the P.O. Box 246164 on the business records for New Convenant Ministeries International-Miami Florida. While the post office box is listed as its mailing address, since 2017, corporate records show the principal address of New Convenant Ministeries International-Miami Florida as 1625 S. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale.
Since 2015, the storefront at 1625 S. State Road 7 in North Lauderdale has been the principal address for Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach Church. This church is owned by Marlon Bolton.
On April 12, 2019, Carl Williams created the “Go Tamarac Go PAC” using the P.O. Box 246164 mailing address. The only money listed in the Go Tamarac Go reports is a $1,750 contribution by the PAC’s treasurer Malucci Joseph. Tamarac campaign records show Joseph made contributions to Marlon Bolton’s campaign.
Also on April 12, 2019, Carl Williams formed the “Residents United PAC” using the P.O. Box 246164 address. On July 31, 2020, Residents United PAC received a $7,500 contribution from Exy Consultants at P.O. Box 451711 in Fort Lauderdale (another address used by Bolton) and a $1,000 contribution from Malucci Joseph. The other eight contributions to Residents United PAC were made by Forecast Holdings LLC. The company’s eight contributions to Residents United PAC total $53,847.78 including a check for $5,000.
WHY $34,687 IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION?
Some Broward political insiders wonder if Bolton’s huge in-kind contribution to Residents United PAC is related to the shady palm cards and mailers distributed during the August 2022 primary.
In July, REDBROWARD revealed the new “Broward County Voter Guide” ties to Marlon Bolton.
The “Broward County Voters Guide” came courtesy of “Our Blue Democracy” a Federal PAC located in Tallahassee. Featuring pictures of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the guide endorsed Bolton mentor Dale Holness over incumbent Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus McCormick.
OUR BLUE BROWARD
Last February, REDBROWARD exposed the deep ties between Our Blue Democracy and Marlon Bolton.
During the November 2020 election, some Broward residents received the “Our Florida Democracy” voters guide. The guide is still available on the Our Blue Broward website. The guide states it was produced by the Our Blue Democracy political committee located at 1563 Capital Circle S.E. address in Tallahassee.
The guide endorsed most of the Democrat candidates on the 2020 ballot. But a few candidates received special notice including pictures alongside Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In addition to being pictured with the Presidential nominee, these special candidates received their own sections on the guide.
Who were these candidates?
Marlon Bolton, former Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, the late Congressman Alcee Hastings, and North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin.
Federal records show Our Blue Democracy was formed in September 2020 by its treasurer Malucci Joseph. Our Blue Democracy used the same address and telephone number as the Conservative Converance PAC operated by Malucci Joseph.
REDBROWARD revealed Malucci Joseph, a singer and active participant at services held at Marlon Bolton’s Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church in North Lauderdale is tied to other political committees which support Bolton or his allies. These include Go Tamarac Go PAC and Residents United PAC.
Federal campaign reports show a September 18, 2020 contribution of $5,000 by Malucci Joseph. Four days later, Our Blue Democracy paid $3,309.34 to Minuteman Press of Coral Springs for mailing services and $900 to Xpress Color of Lauderdale Lakes for printing services. These are the same companies used by Residents United PAC, Conservative Governance PAC and Go Tamarac Go PAC.
REDBROWARD wanted to ask Broward resident Malucci Joseph why she opened so many Tallahassee based political committees.
This reporter called the Tallahassee telephone number listed for both committees: (850) 220-7853.
But Malucci Joseph did not answer the phone.
MARLON BOLTON ANSWERS REDBROWARD PHONE CALL
“Hello?” Marlon Bolton said.
“Who’s this?” Bolton said.
This reporter identified himself and the publication and asked Bolton why he was answering a telephone number listed for two Tallahassee based political committees.
“Tom Lauder, I don’t consider you a real reporter?”
We stated that’s his opinion and asked what his role is with the Conservative Governance PAC, the Our Blue Democracy guide and the Our Blue Broward website.
Bolton said, “Tom Lauder, do you have any other questions, not related to these PACs?”
We asked Bolton if he had recently hired an attorney.
“Tom Lauder, do you have any other questions?”
We asked if he had been interviewed by any Federal, State or local law enforcement agents.
“Goodbye, Tom Lauder,” Bolton said.
In January, Our Blue Democracy reported a $500 payment to Happy Feet Advertising LLC. REDBROWARD has exposed Marlon Bolton’s ties to the Margate advertising firm.
In March, The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) advised Our Blue Democracy it was being terminated.
Did the 2022 Our Blue Democracy card cost $34,687 to produce and mail?
Did Marlon Bolton’ Forecast Holdings LLC really pay $34,687 to produce the card?
Did anyone hire Forecast Holdings LLC to produce the card?
Broward voters deserve answers, right?