Lerman Law Firm Announces Expanded Investigation of Potential Misconduct, Fraud and Corruption During August and November 2018 Broward County Elections


November 13, 2018 09:00 ET | Source: Lerman Law Firm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Lerman Law Firm (Cathy Jackson Lerman, P.A.) today announced that it has expanded its public corruption investigation of the office of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections (“SOE”), the Broward County Canvassing Board, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and certain private individuals who may be assisting these agencies in potential fraud, misconduct, corruption, bribes, and ballot fraud arising from both the Broward County Elections held in August and November of 2018.

“There is not enough room in a press release to delineate all of the types of fraudulent, criminal, incompetent and illegal conduct that has been witnessed and reported concerning both the August and November elections in Broward County. Please visit our blog for more details on the types of irregularities and discrepancies, as well as old-fashioned corruption, that have been reported this year in these two elections in Broward County” said Cathy Lerman, principal of the Lerman Law Firm. “This is, of course, not to mention the illegal destruction of ballots by SOE that occurred in 2016 and the reported use of ‘ballot mules’ in 2011 and 2012 to skew the results of those elections.”

“We are expanding and extending our investigation to other Broward county public agencies and officials based upon information obtained from whistleblowers about the conduct of these agencies and certain individuals. Rest assured, our law firm is committed to bringing the truth to light and to exposing the atrocious conduct of various corrupt public officials. This is not a political issue. We are not acting as Republicans, Democrats or Independents. We are simply Americans committed to electoral integrity, transparency and ensuring the constitutional right of citizens to cast their votes with the utmost confidence that they will be correctly reported and counted.”

“The excuses by officials who hide behind claims of incompetence or mistakes will no longer work. Threats by lawyers for these officials to stop whistleblowers from coming forward to expose this election fraud will not work anymore. There is a well-planned, orchestrated, and executed systemic scheme to control the election process and the outcomes of all elections in Broward County by certain corrupt politicians, public officials and private individuals. It has been going on for more than a decade, and I and many other Broward voters, have had enough. It is now time to start putting people in jail, firing everyone who is assisting or is complacent in these schemes and giving back control of the election process in Broward County to the voters.”

“We applaud Attorney General Pam Bondi for calling for a criminal investigation of the circumstances surrounding the Broward elections. Attorney General Bondi has indicated that she believes it is warranted by the conduct of SOE. We encourage Attorney General Bondi to direct that this investigation include all employees of SOE, the Canvassing Board, as well as their contractors, attorneys and vendors. We believe that this is a long-standing organized scheme to defraud the voters of Broward County, carried out by a well-organized team of corrupt individuals in both the public and private sector. We also urge Attorney General Bondi to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s (“BSO”) procurement of absentee ballots from inmates in the BSO jails.” 

“We want to thank all of the whistleblowers who have come forward to assist us in this investigation and to encourage whistleblowers who know the truth about how these schemes are being executed to come forward and provide the information necessary to indict and convict everyone involved in this perpetual election fraud, which is rampant in Broward County.”

If you wish to provide information to assist us in our investigation or are a potential whistleblower, please contact Cathy Lerman via email at clerman@lermanfirm.com or by telephone at (954) 332-1143. Please visit our blog for more detailed information on what we have learned to date in our investigation.

LERMAN LAW FIRM ISSUES CONSUMER PROTECTION WARNING ON WWW.KITCHENSOURCE.COM

the Lerman Law Firm yesterday filed Consumer Protection Complaints against www.kitchensource.com an online seller in Stratford, Connecticut with the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Florida and the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Connecticut for Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising and Bait and Switch.

We have asked that the Attorney Generals of these two states investigate the www.kitchensource.com for their. practices related to the sale, shipping, return and refund of their products. While the Terms and Conditions on the www.kitchensource.com website state that consumers should inspect the contents of items they purchase from www.kitchensource.com. before signing the bill of lading, in fact, www.kitchensource.com is aware that its shippers may refuse to allow the consumer to inspect the goods before accepting them. Here is an actual email from a Customer Service Representative at www.kitchensource.com:

“The manufacturer has advised that if there is any visible damages to go ahead and refused the shipment. If there not any visible damages then you can accept the shipment and open everything up and inspect it after but the shipping company will not wait around for the you to open up everything and inspect it. The best advice I can offer is to write “Possible Damage” when signing and then, let me know as soon as you can if there is any damage.”

Consumers should also be aware that the Ts and Cs of www.kitchensource.com state that “when you sign for a package, you are signing a document transferring ownership to you; that states you have inspected the shipment and that it is in good condition.” In other words, a customer of www.kitchensource.com is forced to sign the bill of lading without inspecting the contents of the package and when the customer signs that bill of lading they are literally stuck with the purchase of that product under the Ts and Cs of www.kitchensource.com. Even though the Ts and Cs also state that “As with all deliveries, please thoroughly inspect the contents of all packages for damages before signing for the delivery.” www.kitchensource.com website- Freight Carrier

If a customer of www.kitchensource.com tries to ask for a refund or return an item because they are not permitted to inspect it before signing the bill of lading then they are threatened with storage fees, shipping charges to and from, a restocking fee and any other fee they can come up with. It should be noted that www.kitchensource.com advertises “free shipping” and “easy returns.”

The customer service representatives of www.kitchensource.com will tell you before you purchase an item that “you have the right to inspect your package for damage.” This is in an actual email from a customer service representative. However, that statement is false and is said to you so you will make the purchase and after the purchase and right before the item is delivered you will be told that you can’t inspect the item before accepting it and you have to sign the bill of lading first as in the email above.

Aggrieved Consumers are advised to contact the Consumer Protection division of their State Attorney General for assistance with www.kitchensource.com consumer complaints.