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Even as Gwen Graham Says She's an Outsider, NRCC Ties Her to Nancy Pelosi

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 8, 2014 3:55 AM
Gwen Graham

Gwen Graham

Despite having worked as a top aide for -- and getting the support of -- leading national politicians, Democratic congressional candidate Gwen Graham, whose father Bob served as governor of Florida in the U.S. Senate, continues to insist she is a Washington outsider.

Continuing her bid against U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., Graham took to the airwaves calling for more harmony in Congress with two new television spots.

“I'm excited to share our two new ads about the need for cooperation in Congress,” Graham informed supporters Monday. “That's what the North Florida way is all about: bringing some problem-solving back to Washington in order to break the partisan gridlock that is hurting Florida's middle class families, businesses, and seniors.”

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But even as their candidate insisted she was a political outsider despite having served as an aide to then-U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., during the 2004 presidential campaign, the Graham camp told the Tampa Bay Times she would be campaigning with her father later this month and into August. The “Grilling With the Grahams” tour will extend across the district, which sprawls across Big Bend.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) fired back in response Monday, noting that Graham has taken money from groups with ties to U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Despite taking her money, Graham has refused to say if she will vote for Pelosi to be House speaker.

“Gwen Graham is trying to deceive voters with big-money TV ads, but North Florida families already know she will be Nancy Pelosi’s puppet if sent to Congress," said NRCC spokesperson Katie Prill. "Graham needs to explain to voters why she continues to let her campaign be funded by Pelosi’s campaign arm and why she will support Pelosi’s liberal agenda in Washington.”

Southerland is a top Democratic target and is considered the most vulnerable Republican congressional incumbent in Florida.



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Comments (4)

C Breeze
9:13AM JUL 8TH 2014
"...bring some problem-solving back to Washington..is the North Florida way?....??!!??....and THIS is your proposal for Florida?!?!? Gwen, your 'connections' as an 'aide' to Howard "the screamer" Dean and John "Fonda-Heinz" Kerry as well as to NANCY PELOSI are a "job-killer"...especially in North Florida where even Northerners are quickly converted to Floridians.
Gwen, you may have political "connections" and "history", but it seems to be a 'kind' that's better suited to South Florida...
the Honorable Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi Florida ties!
7:36AM JUL 8TH 2014
The entire New York, Chicago, Russian, Israeli, Narco collective criminal enterprises have infested our government.

At least Charlie Crist got the statewide grand jury to look at south Florida corruption, but along come the former Bush lawyer Rick Scott and threw their report in the waste basket! Why?

Joe D'Alessandro defends decision to put white collar crime unit in Lee County, Florida

Aug. 17, 2000 — State Attorney Joe D'Alessandro, Southwest Florida's elected prosecutor, defended his decision to locate a financial crimes task force in Lee County instead of Collier on Wednesday. D'Alessandro has faced criticism for failing to attack financial crime in Collier, which has been home to a number of massive multimillion frauds in recent
years, including Naples financier David Mobley's confessed $59 million hedge fund fraud. Federal prosecutors are investigating that case. Manhattan state prosecutors have charged Naples' A.S. Goldmen & Co. with cheating brokerage customers out of $100 million in penny stock scams, including Stadium Naples.

Goldman Sachs Mob Ties under reported in 1999 – But, George W. Bush bailed them out!

D'Alessandro, declined to bring charges against County Commissioner John Norris or Rasmussen, bought stock in the Stadium Naples partner Millennium from brokers at A.S. Goldmen. Manhattan prosecutors raided Marchiano's $3.3 million Naples beachfront mansion in April 1998 along with the Naples and New Jersey offices of the firm. Federal Prosecutors say in court documents that the documents seized fill several hundred boxes.

10/2/2010 - Re: June 27, 1999, Wall Street indictments indicate mob connections

Attorney for Naples firm says his client was a victim of the mob
Ian Richard Hosang, the ringleader of a stock fraud scheme linked to the Gambino organized crime family, once helped dangle a competitor from a ninth-floor window in New York City.

He kept a stash of marijuana in his office to reward his boiler room brokers, some recruited among New York's subway riders, federal investigators say.

Months before moving on to the firms where federal prosecutors busted him on a series of stock fraud charges in 1997, Hosang worked at the New York offices of A.S. Goldmen & Co. - the firm owned by Naples resident Anthony Marchiano.

The 40-year-old Hosang, who worked for Marchiano for four years, isn't the only mob-linked broker to pass through A.S. Goldmen's doors.
And he isn't the only A.S. Goldmen alumnus to get snared in a net of federal indictments handed down in the last two years as part of a coordinated crackdown against organized crime's infiltration of Wall Street.

Twelve former A.S. Goldmen brokers were among those named in indictments in a major federal stock fraud bust last week - cases that prosecutors say demonstrate organized crime's efforts to infiltrate Wall Street.

In another earlier federal indictment, prosecutors claim Catoggio set up an account for a member of the Genovese crime family to share profits in a stock manipulation scheme.

The 40-year-old Catoggio is now in jail serving an 18-month sentence in connection with earlier federal charges that he manipulated a stock with Louis Malpeso Jr., a convicted loan shark who is the son of Colombo organized crime family soldier Louis "Bobo" Malpeso Sr.

Bobo Malpeso is serving a 95-year sentence on murder-related charges that grew out of a power struggle between warring factions of the Colombo family, according to federal authorities.

Serving time with Catoggio in connection with that scheme is Joe Dibella, another A.S. Goldmen alumnus who's also named in last week's federal indictment.

Other former A.S. Goldmen brokers named include: John Asaro, William "Billy Bats" Batista, John Besarany, John Claudino, William Cosidente, and Michael Scaramellino.

None of the 12 total A.S. Goldmen alumni named in last week's three federal indictments were working at A.S. Goldmen during the periods covered in the indictments. A total of 85 defendants were named in the indictments that prosecutors called the biggest takedown of organized crime on Wall Street in history.

The firms include Meyers Pollock Robbins, a firm linked to a Manhattan federal indictment in 1997 with defendants that included "capos" or captains in the Genovese and Bonanno organized crime families. Eighteen of the 20 defendants pleaded guilty this year. The Naples Daily News investigation reveals that at least 50 former A.S. Goldmen brokers have also worked at Meyers Pollock.

Almost three dozen former A.S. Goldmen brokers have worked at one time at the New York firm R.D. White & Co., a firm agents from the Manhattan District Attorney's office raided in May.

Another federal indictment released as part of last week's bust names Global Strategies Group Inc as a firm with branch offices involved in a scheme linked to the Colombo crime family and the Russian organized crime group Bor. Former A.S. Goldmen broker Christopher Wolf is named in the indictment. Research by the Naples Daily News shows at least four former A.S. Goldmen brokers worked at the offices during times covered in the indictments.

Wolf and Batista are named in yet another indictment along with former A.S. Goldmen broker Chance Miglino. In 1997, Manhattan prosecutors convicted Miglino and Batista, along with 10 other A.S. Goldmen brokers, for paying impostors to take their broker licensing exams.

International businessman on a buying spree in Marion County - Some question Bobby Genovese's investment practices

Bobby Genovese of BG Capital Investments talks about reopening Wild Waters at the Silver Springs, Florida park Wednesday June 4, 2014. After a massive cleanup, the park will open attractions aimed at young families and small children on June 12. The larger slides and other attractions will open in phases throughout the season.

What brought him here? Genovese said he was looking for a place where his kids could grow up as he did in northern Ontario, getting outdoors, riding horses and “knowing what it's like to do manual labor.”
He said he came across the legendary Padua Stables property only to wonder, “When you acquire it, what do you do with it?”

So, instead, he settled on the former Foxtrotter farm, with such attractions as a water slide, rock climbing wall and a small animal menagerie.

Sounding like much the doting dad, he notes his son is highly ranked in the state as an age-group tennis player and his daughter is a budding equestrian.

“Every weekend I'm at a horse show or a tennis tournament,” he said.
In late 2013, Genovese purchased a 50 percent stake in What's Up Media, a Marion County-based magazine and production company that hosts and promotes concerts and special events here. It also publishes What's Up Ocala magazine.

Genovese said he then created a partnership with What's Up Media owner Joel Wiessner in the latter's Silver Springs Management Co. That company manages Silver Springs State Park in a three-year deal with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

He also convinced FDEP to hold off on tearing down Silver Springs' neighbor, Wild Waters, allowing him to try and make a go of the aging water park.

New York’s - Beginning’s of Organized Crime within the United States
In the 1920’s Baron Edmund de Rothschild founded the Palestine Economics Commission, while Kuhn Loeb’s Manhattan offices helped Rothschild form a network to smuggle weapons to Zionist death squads bent on seizing Palestinian lands. General Julius Klein oversaw the operation and headed the US Army Counterintelligence Corps, which later produced Henry Kissinger. Klein diverted Marshall Plan aid to Europe to Zionist terror cells in Palestine after WWII, channeling the funds through the Sonneborn Institute, which was controlled by Baltimore chemical magnate Rudolph Sonneborn. His wife Dorothy Schiff is related to the Warburgs.

The Kuhn Loebs came to Manhattan with the Warburgs. At the same time the Bronfmans came to Canada as part of the Moses Montefiore Jewish Colonization Committee. The Montefiores have carried out the dirty work of Genoese nobility since the 13th Century. The di Spadaforas served that function for the Italian House of Savoy, which was bankrolled by the Israel Moses Seif family for which Israel is named. Lord Harold Sebag Montefiore is current head of the Jerusalem Foundation, the Zionist wing of the Knights of St. John’s Jerusalem. The Bronfmans (the name means “liquorman” in Yiddish) tied up with Arnold Rothstein, a product of the Rothschild’s dry goods empire, to found organized crime in New York City. Rothstein was succeeded by Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Robert Vesco and Santos Trafficante, Sr. and in 1954 Santos Trafficante, Jr. Note: Genoese has been spelled with and without the “V.”

The Florida connection to the New York mob was Santo Trafficante, Jr.- and his successors. In 1959 Fidel Castro run Fulgencio Batista and the mob out of Cuba. Santo Trafficante, Jr. relocated to Miami and his home town of Tampa to run his criminal empire. The Bay of Pigs was a failed attempt to overthrow Castro and reinstate the mob control of Cuba. Since that failed attempt and along with the help of Jeb Bush and family the mob has thrived in Florida and nationwide with the help of lawless Obama and Holder.

Trafficante financed the scams of now fugitive Miguel (Mike) Racarey, Jr.with International Medical Centers – which at the time before Rick Scott’s HCA-Columbia was the single largest Medicare fraud in U S history. Jeb Bush introduced Recarey and Trafficante, Jr. Later Jeb Bush was the point man between Recarey and Washington, DC with phone calls to all the right people enhancing the Medicare Fraud opportunities for IMC (International Medical Centers) when his father was serving as Vice-President.

Charles "Lucky" Luciano - born Salvatore Lucania - November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962), was an Italian-born American mobster. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associate Meyer Lansky, instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Luciano is considered by many to have been the most powerful American Mafia boss of all time.

And just think. Rick Scott the Bush family “Johnson & Swanson” Dallas Tx. Oil and hospital lawyer relocated to Naples, Collier County, Florida where he continues to call home today.

And Yes! The former South Florida State Attorney Joseph D'Alesandro is a nephew of “the Honorable Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi.” It’s all in the mob family and just one “big elitist Party!”

D'alesandro, Sr., Joseph T.
On April 23, 2004, JOSEPH T., SR., youngest son of the late Annunciata and former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro, Jr. and devoted father of Joseph T. D'Alesandro, Jr.; dear brother of former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro, III, Franklin, Nicholas, the Honorable Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi and the late Hector. And he will be sadly missed by devoted relatives including 15 nieces and nephews and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services will be held at the family owned JOSEPH N. ZANNINO JR FUNERAL HOME, 263 S. Conkling Street (at Gough) on Monday at 9 A.M. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church in Little Italy at 10 A.M. Visitation will held at the funeral home on SUNDAY, from 3 to 8 P.M. Interment New Cathedral Cemetery, 4300 Old Frederick Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter, Balto, MD 21202 or St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, 740 N. Calvert St., Balto, MD 21202-3684.
Bill
12:33PM JUL 9TH 2014
Wow, the Hon...why don't you just point-blank ask the guy to return your lawn mower?
and the truth is
6:10AM JUL 8TH 2014
At the time the main reason Bob Graham was admired as governor was because he single handedly abolished that stupid automobile inspection.

In most counties the commissioners hired their sorry, lazy kinfolks, inlaws and outlaws and called them auto inspectors. to this day it the only job some of these people ever had!

The Graham family owned Graham Dairies in Miami Lakes! The best thing Bob Graham ever done for his family was to get them $4 Million tax dollars from "heaven" in Agriculture Department subsidies not to milk their cows. they they leased the cows out to other dairies.

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