TMC HERO OF THE MONTH: AUGUST 2011: WE SALUTE CITIZEN ACTIVIST CHAZ STEVENS

Posted: August 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
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In times when the frustration levels is at an all time high, and government trust at a all time low.  The Community looks out for that cape crusader, the captain America who will help them bring justice to a culture of official representatives who have not dutifully represented the community in good faith.  For this reason, TMC salutes Citizen Activist Chaz Stevens, August hero of the month.  Prosecutors secretly admire him. Defense attorneys openly loathe him. And followers of Broward County politics can’t seem to get enough of him. Chaz Stevens noted citizen activist recognized by the community for using email blasts and his personal blog site, My Acts of Sedation,  to keep politicians honest. Since launching his tech-savvy anti-corruption crusade in 2007,  Author Chaz Stevens political muckraking has led to the jailing of three local politicians; including ex-Mayor Al Capellini and former commissioners Stephen Gonot and Sylvia Poitier all on charges of political corruption.

Stevens filed the initial complaint that led to an Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation of Gonot in 2008.  He later followed up with additional  leads for investigators and prosecutors to Assistant State Attorney David Schulson, who had already rested his case but reopened it to share the new evidence with the jury.  Stevens’ tip to Schulson: that Gonot had flown to Las Vegas to participate in a poker tournament the morning after his best friend had cashed a $5,100 campaign check at the center of the state’s theft and misconduct charges.

Stevens has also been credited with with leads to financial investigators which ultimately led to an audit by the U.S. Housing and Urban and Development’s Office of Inspector General, which ordered the city to repay $224,000 in grants after finding that Poitier and another commissioner, Gloria Battle, had violated federal regulations intended to curb special interests.

His feats of activism have captured the attention of the South Florida media, including a MiamiHerald front-page profile about Chaz’s tech-savvy anti-corruption crusade.

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Comments
  1. You go Chaz. citizens, of Riverside, you can fight city hall and the corruption that surrounds it.

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