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1/ "Fear and Loathing in Central Florida" 🧵

I'm pretty fn sick of the corrupt politics in Florida. Casinos, bigotry, Disney, election fraud, Russia, Elon, insurrection...Mormons? That's right, Central Florida has it all.

#Wokened 👀
#OperationOrangeJuice
#OperationAvalanche Image
3/ Here's a couple of the state and federal laws she is helping break. It's reminiscent of Rod Blagojevich...except way fn worse. #HobbsAct

@TheJusticeDept this entire thread is for you. Cheers.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blago… ImageImage
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🧵 Someone shared with me a bunch of threads and articles regarding corruption on all levels and areas of government and guess where it all points back to regarding those involved?
I’ll give you 2 guesses.. go…
🧵 2/ So now that someone guessed right, Brevard County FL, let’s dive in shall we? We are going way back… to things that occurred in 2017 and before, but is directly related to what is going on right now.
3/ The first thread is regarding money laundering and the #TheBallardPartners. The Ballard Family is from Brevard County.
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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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#Friday #July30th Try to keep up. Politics, extremism, conspiracy theories, criminal justice. Relevant news, studies & stories #thread.

Day 7️⃣3️⃣ After Greenberg’s Guilty Plea
#OrlandoMafia NEW #IndictmentBingo
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1. On June 22, 2018 Ron DeSantis' campaign for Gov received a favor, full endorsement of the former guy. Matt Gaetz was on campaign trail w/DeSantis.

Something very interesting happened just after the endorsement w/Friends of Ron DeSantis.
@LeaLovesUSA #AllRoadsLeadto?
2. Immediately after the endorsement, the Political PAC, Friends of Ron DeSantis began making changes.

Endorsement on Friday (Jun22nd)
Paperwork for a new PAC Treasurer the next day (Jun23)
Received by Div of Elections (Jun26th).

Nancy & Robert Watkins
3. Over the next couple of months, adjustments to the Chair, Registered Agent, Treasurer.

Aug 9: previous Chair resigns
Aug 7: Robert Watkins accepts role as Chair
Aug 20, 2018 rcvd

Aug 22: Registered Agent to Nancy Watkins 610 S Blvd, Tampa replacing former RA Erika Alba.
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#BallardPartners #MedicalMarijuana
DBL Ventures
Banking policy & reg; medical marijuana policy
*NEW* June 1, 2021 to present
Issues: Gov Issues, Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities
Spending: $10,000+/-
Agencies lobbied: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives #MattGaetz ImageImage
DBL Ventures LLC

Not exactly sure what they do, but brand new with #MattGaetz guy listed on the lobbying paperwork. ImageImage
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1. ALERT🚨ALERT
#ChrisDorworth withdrew as airport lobbyist, described Generational Capital Partners as “shared family office” thats separate from Walbridge. Walbridge is run by John Rakolta Jr. is a major (R)Party donor. Rakolta Jr. & Brian Ballard raised money together for DJT. Image
2. Rakolta Jr. was such a valuable supporter of Trump’s that he nominated him to be ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
State records show that Generational Capital Partners has paid Ballard Partners at least $20,000 so far since hiring the firm in April. Image
3. Brian Ballard, an important fundraiser for DeSantis, registered to represent the company in Tallahassee. Dorworth registered to represent the company both in Tallahassee and before the Orlando aviation authority.
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#Thursday #July15th Try to keep up. Politics, extremism, conspiracy theories, criminal justice. Relevant news, studies & stories #thread.

Day 5️⃣8️⃣ After Greenberg’s Guilty Plea

Meet #FratPack Member #ChrisDorworth of #BallardPartners Image
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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/Greenberg's victim atty:
“Dorworth has a history of hiring local provocateur,” referring to blogger #JacobEngels. Email cited an unrelated defamation suit against Engels-which the atty claimed #ChrisDorworth was the financier of the alleged defamation. By @WFTV h/t @RogerWants
2/ #MattGaetz defended Engels, and like a good the Wingman Greenberg was, he amplified his defense.
3/Engels runs a publication called Central Florida Post. He made FB Live posts about Beute days before Greenberg’s arrest. (See ⬇️ for an into to #JacobEngels)
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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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Records: #JoelGreenberg doled out contracts to politicians, strategists tied to figures in Florida’s political scandals #TallySwamp #MattGaetz
orlandosentinel.com/news/os-prem-n…
Archive Link:
orlandosentinel.com/news/os-prem-n… /1
Greenberg took taxpayer-funded trips incl a Miami trip to meet Gaetz. Rcvd an invite from Dorworth to a Trump event "they will feed us all booze..." Turning the Tax Collector's office into $$$ for his friends & GOP connected. /2
Excessive & Unnecessary consulting contracts.
-#MattMorgan: former pro-wrestler, ran for Commissioner against Dorworth's opponent on #RiverCross project.
-#MeganZalonka: who works for #JasonPirozzolo.
-#EricFoglesong: political consultant who supported mysterious candidate. /3
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