1|Deep in the Gaetz-Greenberg web: A tangled tale of money, sex and Florida Republicans

Where do GOP operative Leslie Anne Key and her son — now indicted on sexual abuse charges — fit in the Gaetz mess?

By @ZTPetrizzo salon.com/2021/06/02/dee…
2|Leslie Anne Key (LA Key), longtime confidante of GOP operative Roger Stone & a business associate to Jacob Engels. Served as Trump campaign co-chair for Seminole County— where, not coincidentally, the tax collector was Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of Matt Gaetz. ImageImageImage
3|A fervent Donald Trump supporter who got her moment of national exposure last year when she served as a CNN panelist on Alisyn Camerota's "Pulse of the People" series. Image
4|Those contracts were for "corporate liaison" services, supposedly including event planning, community outreach & communication support. Add'l supporting docs show that Seminole County paid at least another $4,000 to MAGA Advisory in 2018, for a total of at least $29,000.
5|#JacobEngels activist & blogger runs a website called Central Florida Post & member of the far-right #ProudBoys organization. Through a range of dubious enterprises, including CFP Media Strategies & Cloud Metrics, Engels has been involved in campaigns of several (R) candidates.
6|#JasonBrodeur embroiled in a ghost candidate investigation related to his 2020 campaign; #PaulPaulson, who resigned from Orange Cnty (R) committeeman over scam veteran charity; & #JohnMica (LA Key's son, Raleigh Kaplan, interned). Engels spokesman for #EnriqueTarrio's campaign. Image
8|A company called RFT Action LLC registered at the same Orlando address where Jacob Engels is registered to vote, paid by Tarrio's campaign for management services. Raleigh Kaplan, Key's son, earned $1,700 from Paul Paulson in 2017, while Engels paid $18,000 for "advertising." Image
9|LA Key & Jacob Engels had a nonprofit Florida Strong Project to "help restore & reinvigorate communities affected by Hurricane Irma. Key, Engels & Kathy Gibson were the initial directors of the 501c3 registered at Key's home. Key's husband, attorney Robert Hoogland as officer. Image
10|Meet Kathy Gibson
FLGOP officials running a private conspiracy theory FB group

“Florida Republicans United" has trafficked in conspiracy theories about Parkland FL, school shooting & the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. 
12| RFR Action was paid $4,300 for photoshoots in Dec2019 by the campaign of GOP candidate Richard Gobel running against #StephanieMurphy The same co., but in Delaware, was paid by campaign of DeAnna Lorraine CA (R) candidate & QAnon supporter. rightwingwatch.org/post/trust-the… ImageImage
13| The same Stephanie Murphy that Matt Gaetz had thought Joel Greenberg could beat for her seat.
14| And that the Seminole County GOP polled it's FB Page about despite @RealBeute being a Republican candidate for Greenberg’s tax collector seat.
15|It's not clear what connection may exist between Key & Engels' nonprofit, (Florida Strong Project) & a PAC called Keep Florida Strong run by Winter Park attorney #WadeVose, who was paid $275,897 Jan 2017-Jul 2018 as outside counsel for the Seminole tax office/Greenberg.
16|Vose's PAC appears to have made 1 expenditure, $13,000 in 2019 to a company called Pinpoint Action operated by #MichaelShirley, Greenberg's campaign consultant. Bridgette Bayley worked simultaneously as E.Asst to Jacob Engels & Acct Manager for Pinpoint Action Jan-Jun 2018. ImageImageImage
17| Michael Shirley also was paid by the tax collector’s office under Joel Greenberg.
18|Key's son, Raleigh Kaplan, worked alongside Engels on at least 2 (R) campaigns, was arrested in Dec & currently faces several counts of alleged sexual battery on a child less than 12yo. FL prosecutors allege that he molested his relative over a period of several years. Image
19|Kaplan was "Young Republican Chair" Trump campaign Seminole County & served as campaign manager for Abby Sanchez, who ran successfully for Seminole School Board 2016. Kaplan also appears to be friendly w/Greenberg & follows his wife Abby & former employee at tax office on FB. ImageImageImageImage
20| @thedailybeast reported in April #RogerStone attempted to aid Greenberg seeking a pardon. No pardon granted & Greenberg has since struck a plea deal w/prosecutors admitting to various offenses linked to sex trafficking & promised "substantial cooperation" in investigations.
22|Question: Who else besides Greenberg participated &/or funded smear campaigns against @RealBeute & others & who else is involved w/Ghost Candidates?
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