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JT Burnette told FBI agents he helped Florida lawmaker box out competition in #medicalmarijuana law

While on the stand in his own defense, Burnette tells prosecutors recorded conversations were just bravado /1
A conversation between Tallahassee businessman John "J.T." Burnette and undercover FBI agents recorded five years ago seems to confirm what some Florida politicos and marijuana lobbyists have been saying for years. /2
That former state Rep. #HalseyBeshears, R-Monticello, stacked the deck in favor of an application his brother and the spouse of his childhood friend, Burnette, had submitted to the state for one of five licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana. /3
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From Britney Spears to political rivals, #JoelGreenberg searched the names on confidential database
from @Jason_Garcia & @martinecomas

Article provides a great opportunity for a crash course on the Greenberg/Gaetz #OrlandoMafia. /1
Original Indictment:
While I don't know that I'd go as far as to say all these were nefarious, there are some that these journalist name here that suggest at times Greenberg certainly used his access to the database to advance his or his ally's positions. /2
“I am stunned that he did that,” said Seminole Commissioner Bob Dallari after learning that Greenberg in April 2018 looked up info of his 91yo father, Albert Dallari & his mother, who died >10y ago. “I don’t get why he would do that." #RiverCross /3
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1.“What if I could get you on a private trip to Bahamas next week w/congressman #MattGaetz & #HalseyBeshears,” Pirozzolo wrote in a msg reviewed by @Jason_Garcia

“Obviously this is a very very private deal,” Pirozzolo wrote to the investor. “No pictures. Etc. Very private.”
2.That September 2018 getaway is now reportedly part of a federal investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and public corruption that has its sights on Gaetz, Beshears and Pirozzolo.
3.According to a report by CNN, investigators with the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section are examining the trip as they hunt for potential “pay-to-play” arrangements involving the trading of gifts for influence over medical marijuana policy. cnn.com/2021/04/23/pol…
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“Orlando medical marijuana entrepreneur arranged access to US Rep #MattGaetz for the top executive at a cannabis-industry co. looking to do business in Florida, while at the same time pressing the co.’s leader to donate $10K to Gaetz’s reelection...”

orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-pr…
“The entrepreneur, Orlando hand doctor #JasonPirozzolo, in Sept. 2017 invited the CEO of the company, Alternate Health Corp., to a small fundraiser that Pirozzolo was planning to host for Gaetz at an Orlando hotel...
during a conference organized by #Pirozzolo’s American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association. The #Canadian company had developed medical marijuana monitoring software & was lobbying state officials to make #Florida doctors & dispensaries use it...
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1/ John Morgan
18 JAN 2019
Duh... I don't know why my brain failed to put these together.

During DeSantis’ post-election transition period, Gaetz served as an emissary to Morgan, Florida’s self-described “pot daddy,” keeping him abreast of the governor-elect’s thinking.
2/ Morgan has invested millions in marijuana-related businesses, including banks catering to the industry, licensees & Weedapps, a smart phone dir of cannabis doctors & retailers. also raising $200mil for a hedge fund concentrating on the industry. tampabay.com/florida-politi…
3/Less than 24hrs before the FL Legislature passed the state’s first medical marijuana law in May 2014, #MattGaetz & other members of the state House rewrote the bill to limit who would be able to get in on the ground floor of what has since become a billion-dollar business.
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1/ Hooters ‘calendar girl’ and Playboy ‘Miss Social’ were #FrankArtiles’ paid consultants

"Lifestyles of the rich and famous. Heading to Key West in style," she wrote. "#thanksfrank."
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2/Veterans for Conservative Principles (Artiles)
Hired a former Hooters “calendar girl” & a Playboy model with no political experience as “CONSULTANTS?”

Kentucky Derby or a fishing tournament in Key West? What was the more than $51,000 in reimbursements to Artiles for? ImageImageImageImage
3/Heather Thomas, a former Hooters calendar girl & waitress at 101 in Tallahassee, was paid $2,000 Mar-June of 2016. The expense report lists the purpose as “CONSULTANT.” Her friend, Brittney Singletary, is a waitress at Stetsons was paid $1,500 w/3 checks same dates/same purpose ImageImageImageImage
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