Credibility, Competence Still MIA at the BREC

by Javier Manjarres

The Shark Tank continues to keep tabs on the questionable actions taken by the former Treasurer and now Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC), Richard DeNapoli.  The BREC elections were held on December 6, 2010, and it was discovered on that same day the BREC failed to disclose a $4000 donation it made to the campaign account of now Broward County Commissioner Charles ‘Chip’ LaMarca on October 28, 2008. In his 2010 G-4 campaign finance report, LaMarca posted the $4000 donation from the BREC, whereas DeNapoli, the Committee’s Treasurer at the time, did not.

BREC 2010 G-4 –see Report (Scroll down to Oct 28-missing $4000 donation)
BREC 2010 G-4 (Amended) –see Report

Oct 28, 2010 on Chip LaMarca for Broward Count
4616 N. Federal Highway
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
$4000.00 MON Contribution to Candidate

Donation made to Campaign account of Charles LaMarca- see Report

P CHE $4000.00

LaMarca’s finance reports -Click here below for reports

10/29/2010 2010-G4 149 $44,120.00 $5,003.74 $0.00 25 $51,672.96
11/02/2010 2010-G4 A 12 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 2 $3,321.15

On December 27, 2010, an amendment to the original 2010 G-4 finance report was posted to the Supervisor of Elections showing the $4000 donation to LaMarca’s campaign account.

The question that now arises is who amended the report– former Treasurer DeNapoli, or current Treasurer, Mike McCarthy?  And why would there be a need to amend the report in the first place if all reports were properly and promptly filed, as DeNapoli and former Chairwoman Cindy Guerra asserted.  At the last BREC meeting, Guerra publicly stated that ‘all’  BREC Treasurer reports had been filed correctly and on time.  Guerra’s statement was prompted by a document that was circulated throughout the BREC meeting questioning why this same $4000 donation was missing from the initial BREC finance report.

This amendment to the finance report completely debunks the email circulated by DeNapoli that was posted on another blog sympathetic to DeNapoli informing us of ‘BREAKING NEWS: SOE-ALL BREC REPORTS TIMELY FILED & RECEIVED’

Was this a simple mistake by Richard DeNapoli, or a blatant mal-intentioned cover up ?

So much for that.  Stay tuned as this saga continues to develop…


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