View Full Version : Voter fraud? How about election fraud?

10-02-2012, 04:58 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rivera ran secret campaign, Sternad tells FBI

Justin Lamar Sternad told federal law enforcement authorities that U.S. Rep. David Rivera was behind his failed Democratic primary campaign.

.. Sternad has acknowledged to the feds that he never met Rivera, the sources said, a point that the Republican congressman has long claimed.

But Sternad — using Facebook and Twitter — found pictures of Alliegro and Rivera together and determined that Rivera was the mystery “investor” so enthralled with his candidacy. The political newcomer — a night-time hotel worker — said he continued with the scheme because<u> Alliegro told him that “D.R.” would get him a better job to support his wife and five kids if he lost.</u>

Now, instead of a better job, Sternad is facing a possible indictment.

Sternad declined comment on Tuesday, referring calls to his attorney Rick Yabor, who also declined to comment.

Sternad’s cooperation comes at a time when<span style='font-size: 14pt'> Alliegro has disappeared from public view after promising her lawyer and federal authorities three weeks ago to give a truthful statement of what transpired.

Her lawyer still has not heard from her. Sternad’s statement also contradicts Rivera’s claim that he had nothing to do with his campaign.</span>

During the Democratic primary, Joe Garcia — who previously lost to Rivera in the general election — complained that Sternad, a political unknown, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>was a ringer plopped into the congressional race by Rivera.</span>

On Aug. 15, an El Nuevo Herald reporter went to Rapid Mail & Computer Services to ask how Sternad — who had $120.97 in the bank and reported raising less than $11,400 — could have paid for a dozen costly mailings, which were targeted in a sophisticated way to different types of voters.

Rapid Mail’s owner, John Borrero, said the dozen mailers were paid almost entirely in cash. One mailer, totaling $9,000, was paid by check through a third-party printing company, he said. Another vendor, Campaign Data, said Rivera had ordered the voter data, which was used for the Sternad mailings.

<u>After the story ran in The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, Rapid Mail employees said Alliegro stormed into the Hialeah warehouse and screamed: “Did you read the story? You got to get rid of everything. The s--t hit the fan! I got to calm down David and Lamar. This is bad!”
Borrero refused to destroy records, and instead turned everything over to Miami-Dade Public Corruption detectives and two FBI agents who separately contacted him. Alliegro has denied yelling at Borrero, saying she only went to Rapid Mail to collect invoices for Sternad.

Sternad — with help from Alliegro — has told investigators that he amended his financial reports to show he loaned himself $53,000 more than he initially reported. The source of the funds remains a mystery, considering Sternad’s $30,000 annual salary and modest investments. Sternad has told authorities that he suspects much of the money came from Rivera.

Sternad retained Yabor and has been cooperating with the government. By giving testimony to the FBI, Sternad hopes for leniency from a federal judge. He has not been charged, but he could face felony counts for intentionally filing false paperwork, conspiring to do so and fraudulently accepting laundered money.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/25/3021207/rivera-ran-secret-campaign-sternad.html#storylink=cpy </div></div>

How did Rivera think he would ever get away with this?


10-02-2012, 12:26 PM


Gayle in MD
10-02-2012, 12:51 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How did Rivera think he would ever get away with this?

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IMO, the same way Katherine Harris got away with it.

Florida is filled with Republican STENCH.

And after all of the re-districting since 2010, it is going to take a decade of Democratic Presidents, and majorities, to overturn all of the corruption, and unconstitutionality, in the legislature, and in the Department of Justice, particularly the State and Federal Supreme courts.