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Local Democratic Party votes to oppose Benderson Proposed Project At Stickney Pt/US 41

LOCAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY VOTES TO OPPOSE BENDERSON PROPOSED PROJECT AT STICKNEY PT/US 41 By Jon Susce            On the evening of January 11, 2017 at a meeting of the Sarasota Democratic Executive Committee, the SDEC approved a motion to oppose

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Is Benderson UTC up for Sale?

October 25, 2016 IS BENDERSON UTC UP FOR SALE AS PARTNER IS TOLD TO “TIGHTEN BELT OR SELL OUT” By Jon Susce THE WALL STREET JOURNAL has reported a prominent real estate investor, Jonathan Litt is calling on Taubman Centers Inc.,

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Benderson Attempts to Buy Moran opens up Criminal Tax Issues

BENDERSON ATTEMPTS TO BUY MORAN OPENS UP CRIMINAL TAX ISSUES  By JON SUSCE One of the most clear-cut examples showing Randy Benderson buying a Sarasota County Commissioner and stuffing him into his pocket is the recent campaign finance report of

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Eric Robinson Campaign for School Board was a Fraud Part II

ERIC ROBINSON CAMPAIGN FOR SCHOOL BOARD WAS A FRAUD PART II By Jon Susce ROBINSON AND STEVENSON USE TEENAGER TO LAUNDER DIRTY MONEY Eric Robinson is a fraud, a documented liar and the last place he should be allowed to preside

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LOCAL AND STATE “PAY TO PLAY” SCHEMES BORDER ON CRIMINAL By JON SUSCE Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Alabama Governor Bob Riley along with their millionaire corporate welfare partners, who  financed their political campaigns, are putting Florida and  Alabama

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Robinson-Mast-Ziegler School Board is a “Pay to Play” School Board

  A ROBINSON-MAST-ZIEGLER SCHOOL BOARD IS A “PAY TO PLAY” SCHOOL BOARD By Jon Susce Incredulously, one of most devious and conniving political operatives in Sarasota County, namely Eric Robinson, is running unopposed for the Sarasota County School Board.  This

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Eric “The Prince of Dark Money PAC’s” Robinson behind Holder attack on Steube

ERIC “THE PRINCE OF DARK MONEY PAC’S” ROBINSON  -BEHIND HOLDER ATTACK ON STEUBE By Jon Susce Once again, Eric “The Prince of Dark Money” Robinson’s CPA office in Venice is the site of “Garbage In and Garbage Out.”   Once again,

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Patterson and Detert’s Future Political Plans Exemplify A Corrupt Political Process in Sarasota

PATTERSON AND DETERT’S FUTURE POLITICAL PLANS EXEMPLIFY A CORRUPT POLITICAL PROCESS IN SARASOTA  PART I  By Jon Susce If ever there was ever an example of how corrupt the political process has become in Sarasota, it is the future political

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Part III Sarasota Co. Comm. Al Maio

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS EXEMPLIFY AN INEPT AND CORRUPT SARASOTA COUNTY GOVERNMENT  PART III – AL MAIO By Jon Susce Al Maio is the third of the five Sarasota County Commissioners being profiled by THE SARASOTA PHOENIX, all of whom are handpicked by the Godfather of local politics, Pat “The Godfather” Neal

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Paul “Fredo” Caragiulo Another Corrupt Politian

PART II PAUL “FREDO” CARAGIULO ANOTHER CORRUPT POLITIAN By Jon Susce If any logical individual were to do investigative research on the present five Sarasota County Commissioners, there can be little question as to how inept and corrupt Sarasota County

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Christine “The Crooked Argus Hack” Robinson

SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS EXEMPLIFY AN INEPT AND CORRUPT SARASOTA COUNTY GOVERNMENT PART I CHRISTINE “THE CROOKED ARGUS HACK” ROBINSON By Jon Susce More than any other politician in Sarasota, Commissioner Christine “The Crooked Argus Hack” Robinson exemplifies how a political

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Benderson needs to Follow Vengroff

BENDERSON NEEDS TO FOLLOW VENGROFF CONCERN  FOR AFFORDABLE WORKFORCE HOUSING IN SARASOTA BY JON SUSCE With the property values rising around the upscale Benderson University Town Center (UTC) project, the possibility of getting Randy Benderson to agree to build affordable workforce

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How Randy Benderson is Corrupting Sarasota County Government

HOW RANDY BENDERSON IS CORRUPTING SARASOTA COUNTY GOVERNMENT By Jon Susce In previous SARASOTA PHOENIX articles targeting Randy Benderson’s refusal to pay Dredge America for the work they have successfully completed at the Benderson rowing facility, it was detailed how

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Signs Are Needed for Dangerous Alligators at Benderson Park

SIGNS WARNING OF DANGEROUS ALLIGATORS AT BENDERSON PARK NEED TO BE PUT BACK UP By JON SUSCE Due to the recent tragedy at a Disney facility in Orlando in which a two year old child was attacked by an alligator,

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UTC Mall $320 Million White Elephant exposing Political Corruption

        Will Randy Benderson’s UTC Mall Turn Into A $320 Million Dollar White Elephant Exposing A Corrupt Political System? By Jon Susce It’s taken Rani Molla and Shelb Bano of Bloomberg News to report what the Sarasota Herald

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Robinson attempts to cover up Benderson Scam on the Lake

BLACKKETTER FIRING BY RANDY BENDERSON CANNOT COVER UP SCANDALOUS ILLEGAL BENDERSON SCAM PART II ROBINSON ATTEMPTS TO COVER UP BENDERSON SCAM ON THE LAKE By Jon Susce Bill Robinson, Chairman of the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Association Board (SANCA), whose

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Benderson Cover Up

    BLACKKETTER FIRING BY BENDERSON CANNOT COVER UP SCANDALOUS ILLEGAL BENDERSON SCAM PART I  JON SUSCE It’s way past time that the multimillion dollar so called Public-Private Partnership between Randy Benderson and Sarasota County be exposed for the fraudulent scam

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Local Attorneys raise the Bar on Stupid Decisions

John Patterson and Morgan Bentley Raise the Bar on Stupid Decisions Morgan Bentley, who is a politically connected attorney, made a recent mistake that shows that if it were not for his political connections, he’d be chasing ambulances. For example,

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How Neal’s Local Corrupt Political Gang Elects A Sheriff, A School Board Member and Two County Commissioners.

How Neal’s Local Corrupt Political Gang Elects A Sheriff,  A School Board Member and Two County Commissioners. By Jon Susce Once again as another political cycle emerges in Sarasota, the GODFATHER of a corrupt local political system, Pat Neal is

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Patterson attempts to Defend Nora Patterson, Rodriguez, Benderson Conspiracy

JOHN PATTERSON ATTEMPTS TO DEFEND NORA PATTERSON, RODRIGUEZ, BENDERSON CONSPIRACY Morgan Bentley has called attorney, John Patterson to testify as an “expert witness” in a legal manner concerning  a civil trial in which Nora Patterson (who just happens to be

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