Democrats Honor Criminally Charged Politico With "Emeritus" Position

The Kings Point Condos have long been a tumor on Broward County's body politic. 

The Democratic-voter-packed condo complex for the elderly is in the heart of Tamarac -- and Tamarac, of course, is a nest of bribe takers that has recently become the corruption capital of not only Broward but also perhaps America itself. 

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Sun-Sentinel headline from 2008 campaign season
​​Running the political racket at Kings Point is its Democratic Club -- a group that has turned willful ignorance into an art form and continues to back the bad old guard even after it has been implicated in the State Attorney's ongoing corruption investigation. 

The club's former president, Marc Sultanof, is one of the politicians who was criminally charged in the investigation involving dirty developers Bruce and Shawn Chait. Another longtime club leader, Diane Glasser, admitted to taking cash from the developers while she was running campaigns in the town.

These are the people who greet the likes of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton when they come to town. These heavyweights kowtow to the club -- along with gubernatorial candidates and members of Congress -- in hopes of snaring the thousands of dependable Democratic votes Kings Point brings. 

The club dutifully backed criminally charged former Mayor Beth Talabisco and Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad too. But the club isn't reforming -- it's digging in its heels. The scary part is that it's just a symptom of the ethical bankruptcy of the Democratic Party in Broward under lobbyist Mitch Ceasar, who not coincidentally got his political start in Tamarac. 

Inside, see which would-be future felon the club recently appointed "President Emeritus." 
If you guessed that it was Sultanof, you're right. The club -- after he was hit with bribery charges -- named him "President Emeritus." 

Sultanof's new position, according to a complaint filed by indefatigable Tamarac activist Patti Lynn, was made possible by a motion made by Broward DEC member and Fort Lauderdale Democratic Club Vice President Percy Johnson, a longtime loyal soldier in the Ceasar political mob. 

I asked Kings Point Democratic Club Treasurer Hubie Klomberg about it, and he said he supported it because Sultanof has been involved so long and has been a good friend of his. But he claimed the club was still going in a "new direction." 

Klomberg said Sultanof didn't want to step down as president after the criminal charges came down. 

"There was some difficulty," said Klomberg. "[Sultanof] was affiliated with the club for 25 years, but we thought it would be best. We took it upon ourselves and convinced him to step aside." 

I asked him what he thought of the recent troubles of the club's political darlings, Stacy Ritter. 

"There's nothing wrong with Stacy Ritter," said Klomberg. "We support her." 

I asked him if he knew about the ties of her lobbyist husband, Russ Klenet, to Ponzi schemer Joel Steinger. He said he wasn't aware. I didn't even get to the Chait investigation or the state election charges. 

"I don't want to hear this," he said. "I don't know anything about Stacy Ritter's business." 

I told him that was the problem and one of the reasons his club was a laughingstock. His business as a Democratic leader was to know who it was he was pushing the condo drones to support with their votes. Klomberg said again that he didn't want to hear it and hung up the phone. 

And so the beat goes on.

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Charles in Ft. Lauderdale
Charles in Ft. Lauderdale

These Kings Point Condo commanders are more ignorant than words can describe! You would think they would wake up and want to rid themselves of the corrupt instead of keeping them on the board and not knowing what Ritter has been up to. It's a pity we have so many uninformed voters out there. Knowledge is power but these people seem to have their heads stuck in the sand. I wouldn't back one thing the Democratic Club or Kings Point recommends. They're in the gutter with the rest of them.

Parkland man
Parkland man

What would be great is if the lawyers get cancer from the courthouse,that would be justice !

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey any lawyers pass away or go to jail this week I hope!

Randi Krotch
Randi Krotch

Time alone will solve the twisted brand of Demo politics that has crippled Broward for decades.Call it the Hawaiin Garden syndrome.Long time observers may recall when Hawaiin Gardens was a mega condo poer base for Democratic party bosses like Ham Forman and Ed Stack.But little by slowly, the bloc-voting residents of Hawaiin Gardens went to the big all-you-can-eat buffet in the sky ... and their units were sold to a whole new breed of occupantAnd so it will be be in the case of the ethno-centric residents of Kings Point and Century Village. Irony is, the old time machine-style Dems from the Northeast will be relaced by new condo voting blocs consisting of Blacks and Hispanics.However...One can only hope the new political "minority" majority will be less easily ethno-manipulated than the mindless likes of "Red Buttons' People."

Guest
Guest

I still believe in the Democrate ideology. However not the Monkies at the Kings Point Democratic Club. They still have their bliders on their eyes and cotton in their ears and will never change until they all die off. I keep going back to the quote I love so well from Pulp ..."They've been doing this so long they've gone ferel and are less than human"Happy Passover

PlayItAgainSam
PlayItAgainSam

Rubin scheduled for change-of-plea hearing this weekhttp://www.sun-sentinel.com/ne...

Richard Rubin, the husband of former Broward Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Wednesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.

Rubin, 65, of Southwest Ranches, had already signaled that he expected to plead guilty to a single count of income tax evasion.

U.S. District Judge William Zloch has a written policy that he does not accept "no-contest" pleas and the hearing notice for Rubin states in capital letters: "Counsel, please advise your client Judge Zloch will ask for a full confession."

Federal prosecutors charged Rubin last week with failing to report a $100,000 commission that he received for a 2004 land deal. He pleaded not guilty at his initial appearance Thursday but prosecutors said a plea agreement was anticipated.

Rubin could face federal prison time because of the amount of money involved but his attorney, Dave Bogenschutz, said they hope to persuade the judge that incarceration would be unnecessary. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Rubin is free on $100,000 bond pending the outcome of the case.

Wasserman-Rubin, 64, who has Parkinson's disease, resigned from office in July shortly before state prosecutors charged her with seven counts of unlawful compensation. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges that she voted for grants that resulted in bonuses for her husband, who wrote the grant applications for the town of Southwest Ranches.

pmcmahon@tribune.com or 954-356-4533

Tony
Tony

"I don't want to hear this," he said. "I don't know anything about Stacy Ritter's business."

what more do you need to know?

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

If they had really wanted to reward Sultanof in the correct manner they should have given him the astronaut pen that writes upside down. Jack Klompus swears by it.

MitchSleazer
MitchSleazer

Pulp, you nailed Klomberg fair and square. And Mitch Sleazer is at the root of the problem.

Christy
Christy

Wil someone find the cure for cancer.

SR
SR

It works this way; The Kings Point Way

If a democrat jew runs against a democratic non-jew the jew gets it.If a democrat non jew runs against republican then the non jew gets it.Jews don't trust christians in America. Repubicans are christians. If (god forbid) their is a jew republlican against a non jew democrat then the jew gets it.

If its non jew vs. non jew in non partisan race or non jew vs. non jew from the same party then its whoever pays the boss the money.

This is the pecking order. Happy Pass Over.

anonymous
anonymous

Who ... gives ... a ... shit!

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

First!Eat your heart out, unowho!

Dr_augusta
Dr_augusta

Actually Glitters, there are SOME things that I rather enjoy when done in a feral state....politics alas! is not one of them!

Hot_Karl
Hot_Karl

Glitters, she's referring to taking a dump if you didn't get that.

Guest
Guest

That's nice...Have fun!

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