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)
4/Beute’s atty told deputies that months before Trinity Prep received accusations against the teacher, Engels sent an email about Beute’s opposition to #Dorworth’s development; accusing the teacher of leading pro-segregation group & describing county’s rural boundary as racist.
5/Days before the 2016 primary that would secure Greenberg’s position in office, longtime incumbent #RayValdes knocked Engels’ phone to the ground at an event in Altamonte Springs. It happened during a confrontation some speculated was a coordinated effort to help Greenberg win.
6/The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office never investigated Engels or Dorworth related to the claims against Beute. Once Greenberg’s fingerprints were found on the letter, the case went to federal investigators. wftv.com/news/local/new…
7/Nov2018 #JacobEngels a regular InfoWars contributor & #RogerStone associate posted on the Central Florida Post FB acct, saying the party needs to get rid of "globalist hangers-on of the old-guard" & that he'll make his official decision on Dec. 1st.
8/Meet #JacobEngels, #RogerStone’s Mini-Me
Amid the #ProudBoys & #MattGaetz standing on a truck filled w/mock ballots, Engels, 27, was a permanent fixture in the Broward County elections board parking lot, leading the Republican crowd.
9/ Still available on #JacobEngels blog March 9, 2020 centralfloridapost.com/2020/03/09/sem…
10/ and another from #JacobEngels July 14, 2018
11/#JacobEngels & Central Florida Post are among the dozens of people & organizations that have been removed from FB in the platform’s effort to remove “disinformation accounts” associated with Trump adviser & alt-right provocateur #RogerStone. floridapolitics.com/archives/34748…
12/Jan2020 Seminole commissioners applied pressure to reject controversial #RiverCross development. Dorworth’s project became among commissioners, staff & politically connected in Seminole soon after the former state legislator turned lobbyist submitted his plans in early 2018.
13/According to plans by Dorworth and his company River Cross Land Co., the development called for 600 single-family homes, 270 townhouses, 500 apartments and 1.5 million square feet of shops, eateries and offices.
14/The project would sit entirely within the county’s protected rural area, where development densities are limited to 1 home/3 acres or 1 home/10 acres. Changing boundary line & density (Dorworth’s team requested) would require the support of at least 3/5 county commissioners.
15/Dorworth responded by suing the county in federal court, arguing the rural boundary & rejection of his development plans violate the Fair Housing Act b/c it “has a segregative effect & disparate impact on protected minority classes in Seminole County.” archive.is/LrLnY#selectio…
16/Ertel said that she has been good friends with Dorworth since 2007, when he first ran for the Legislature and she worked as a reporter The Seminole Chronicle paper. She testified that her husband would occasionally meet with Dorworth to drink beers together.
17/#MikeErtel served as Seminole’s supervisor of elections from 2004 — when he was appointed by then Gov. Jeb Bush — until Dec2018, when he was selected by Governor-elect #DeSantis to serve as secretary of state, until:
18/Michelle Ertel: worked as director public affairs for #JoelGreenberg & runs her consulting firm, Florida Strategic Advisors — said as chairwoman of the planning & zoning commission she wanted to make sure that Dorworth’s appl got a fair hearing.
19/#ChrisDorworth #JoelGreenberg maneuvered behind the scenes on behalf of controversial housing development #RiverCross
A week after he sued, Greenberg sent a letter to county commissioners blasting them for fighting back against Dorworth’s lawsuit.
20/Greenberg warned commissioners that they were, by opposing the suit, worsening Seminole County’s “painful recent history” of racial injustice — going so far as to invoke the tragic 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
21/Just one example of the behind-the-scenes tactics that #ChrisDorworth and his allies have employed in the three-year-long quest to build the controversial #RiverCross development.
22/Greenberg repeatedly pressured county commissioners to settle the #RiverCross litigation & tried to enlist others into doing the same. He suggested to at least 1 person that he could run for county commission himself, vote for River Cross & then resign.
23/Greenberg attempted to smear an anti-River Cross activist who had planned to run against him for Tax Collector. That alleged plot ultimately led to the first of what are now more than 30 counts in a wide-ranging indictment against Greenberg.
25/Another constitutional officer did weigh in: former Supervisor of Elections #MikeErtel, a longtime friend of Dorworth’s.
Ertel's #RiverCross letter arrived 1 day before Greenberg’s, warned county commissioners of the potential costs of contesting the River Cross litigation.
27/Amendment surfaced on the floor of the Florida House of Reps. It would have, eliminated rural development restrictions on land within 3 miles of a university.
#RiverCross is within 3 miles of the University of Central Florida campus.
28/All three Seminole County members of the state House at the time — including now-state Sen. #JasonBrodeur (R-Sanford), Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood) and former Rep. Bob Cortes (R-Altamonte Springs) — voted for the amendment.
29/#JasonBrodeur facing questions over rural zone #RiverCross during campaign.

NOTE: Brodeur's wife, Christy Daly Brodeur is a partner at #BallardPartners
30/Greenberg ultimately decided against running for commission himself. But he hired somebody who did: #MattMorgan, the Longwood city commissioner & former professional wrestler who unsuccessfully challenged Commissioner Bob Dallari in 2020.
31/Business owned by #ChrisDorworth put $150k into a political committee run by the same strategists that ran another committee paying for ads attacking both Constantine & Dallari — including 1 ad that depicted Constantine’s head emerging from a toilet. archive.is/C6tiq
32/“This is just another example of Mr. Dorworth trying to control the narrative of these elections & thereby control the commission so he can use Seminole County as his own ATM machine,” Constantine said.

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