VMO2016 #5-Sheriff Morgan's Money Handling Skills Need Attention
In September 2015, Sir David jeopardized the Filipino-American Club’s tax exempt status. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, they have to abstain from political activity in any form and be complete apolitical . Yet they rented out their building, which they own, to the Republican candidate Morgan. This is violation that the IRS does not let slide easily. This was one of many of Morgan’s “karaoke night” fundraisers which fellow blogger Dr. James Scamanaci was escorted out of by Chief Deputy Haines even though he paid the $10 donation entrance fee to the event. Yes, I said entrance fee and donation in the same sentence.
But the onus was not merely on the Filipino-American Club, Sir David should have done his due diligence to not put a supportive organization under the gun for involvement in his campaign, but he didn’t. Not that anyone is surprised.
Florida Statute 106
(b) Candidates, political committees, affiliated party committees, and political parties may not solicit contributions from any religious, charitable, civic, or other causes or organizations established primarily for the public good.
(c) Candidates, political committees, affiliated party committees, and political parties may not make contributions, in exchange for political support, to any religious, charitable, civic, or other cause or organization established primarily for the public good.
But WAIT, THERE’S MORE……
On October 27, 2015, the Irish Politicians Clubhosted a fundraiser with high dollar people, supposedly in attendance, like Sandy Sansing & Jim Reeves. These guys give and give big. Yet look at the total amount of contributions reported for this “high dollar” event.
Somehow with all the money people hosting Sir David, he only walked out of this fundraiser with $100 cash from 1 couple. Really? No one else gave to Morgan ? The cost of the invitations and flyers alone wouldn’t be worth it. For just $100. I would suspect that the money NOT REPORTED that changed hands or perhaps the fact that out of all the people there who supposedly hosted this event, Sir David failed to impress, thus not receiving funds. Either way, there is something rotten going on and it is a pattern of behavior for Sir David.
Given that Greg Marcille had Greg Fink arrested for failing to have a disclaimer on the bottom of a flyer, it stands to reason that NOT REPORTING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS & ACCEPTING FUNDS IN VIOLATION OF FLORIDA STATUTES ie Filipino-American Club.
So which is it did Sir David just blow an opportunity to wow the elite of the community or did he embezzle the funds he collected? I say embezzle because money off the books is embezzlement.