Damara Holness thanked elected officials and community leaders for their support in a video statement released on social media. Holness, the daughter of Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, was arrested last week after the US Attorney filed a felony conspiracy to commit wire fraud charge against her. Federal law enforcement alleges Damara Holness entered into a conspiracy to fraudulently obtain a pandemic Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.
During the video, Holness flashes screenshots of social media posts. While she doesn’t name the politicians, one post was made by Lauderhill City Commissioner Sarai “Ray” Martin.
Damara Holness did not mention her father.