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Here’s The Scoop … Commissioner Silverstone’s “Whopper” Becomes A “Sham” …

February 10, 2010 by Barbara

DID YOU THINK THIS ONE UP AT TOWN HALL EAST?…

Dear Readers… The Commission meeting last night was packed with craziness…outbursts…booing from the CIC -Furth gang…and one hapless, hopeless Commissioner who tried to pull himself out a very real Ethics jam by making his story even more incredibly unbelievable or incredibly stupid leading to an Fl. Ethics inquiry…..

Yesterday this writer posted Comm. Silverstone’s Jan 26, 2010 comments on the “Oriana Million” and his “$3 million whopper” of a claim …Here it is again- verbatim….(prev. post)…

Comm Silverstone -” I just want to give a little history of this whole, how we got the million dollars um, when the , when the, when the Oriana built out five feet too much I actually did a calculation based upon the current prices that, that actually had an increase of five million dollars on a piece of property. In my old office on Commercial before I moved into next door into my new office ah, two of the owners came in and they said Jim what’s going on? Are you going to tear it down? Cause one of the first things we were gonna do thought about doing was tearing down the whole thing down which we had the right to do. And I said to them well it looks like you got a benefit here of about five million bucks and he, the person, the owner said that’s a little heavy. He said how about three million? I said great! I’m thinkin’ to myself ok I’m gonna go back to the dais til I found out that the former Mayor made a deal already for a million dollars which is unfortunate. So we coulda got three million dollars out of that thing, but we have a million dollars and um,….”

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At his Commissioner comments last night (2/9/10) he said the following -verbatim….

“A blogger is out there I refuse to even mention the name. I refuse. I find it hard talking about this cause it’s giving them P.R. which I think is bad to begin without. She’s stating because of what I said at the last meeting, Mr Malkoon brought it up (it was Bob Schuylar) that I said and I’ll stand by everything I said. I’ll stand by every word I said owners, the condominium owners, the unit owners. I never spoke to the ah, lawyers. I never spoke to the developer and that’s the key to the whole issue there. I never did that. I spoke to two of the condo owners that, which have no rights or anything just bought units in it. What was not also mentioned that Cindy Geesey was callin me up and told me not to vote that way and what she didn’t tell me is she owned one of the units. We found out later on she did. That’s another bit of information you need to know.”

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Commissioner Jim Silverstone is either lying about his story or he is in violation of ex parte communications!…

There can be no doubt that this attempt last night to say they were now “the condominium owners, the unit owners” … “I spoke to two of the condo owners that, which have no rights or anything just bought units in it.” does not fit with his “$3 million whopper” told on Jan 21, 2010…

Here’s why…

Just a reminder …

Comm Silverstone -” I just want to give a little history of this whole, how we got the million dollars um, when the , when the, when the Oriana built out five feet too much I actually did a calculation based upon the current prices that, that actually had an increase of five million dollars on a piece of property. In my old office on Commercial before I moved into next door into my new office ah, two of the owners came in and they said Jim what’s going on? Are you going to tear it down? Cause one of the first things we were gonna do thought about doing was tearing down the whole thing down which we had the right to do. And I said to them well it looks like you got a benefit here of about five million bucks and he, the person, the owner said that’s a little heavy. He said how about three million? I said great! I’m thinkin’ to myself ok I’m gonna go back to the dais til I found out that the former Mayor made a deal already for a million dollars which is unfortunate. So we coulda got three million dollars out of that thing, but we have a million dollars and um,….”

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If we are now to believe they were “condominium”, “unit owners with no rights or anything” How in the world would that fit in with his $3 million dollar story? …”And I said to them well it looks like you got a benefit here of about five million bucks and he, the person, the owner said that’s a little heavy. He said how about three million? I said great! I’m thinkin’ to myself ok I’m gonna go back to the dais til I found out that the former Mayor made a deal already for a million dollars which is unfortunate. So we coulda got three million dollars out of that thing, but we have a million dollars and um,….”

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IT WOULD NOT!… He would have never have thought…”I’m thinkin’ to myself ok I’m gonna go back to the dais til I found out that the former Mayor made a deal already for a million dollars which is unfortunate. So we coulda got three million dollars out of that thing, but we have a million dollars and um,….” if they were “condominium” “unit owners” with no rights or anything”!…

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Last night, Commissioner Silverstone asked this writer a question…

“Mrs, Mrs Cole do you believe in the truth?”

I responded “Yes I do Sir.”

I  said “Could I ask the Commissioner a question?” The Mayor would not allow it.

I said anyway, “I would like your answer as well sir.”

Comm. Silverstone responded “e-mail me.”…

I  demand Commissioner Silverstone come clean because he has now in this writer’s opinion further stretched the limits of plausibility for his “Whopper” of the “$3 million dollar deal” in 2007…And he did say last night…”I said and I’ll stand by everything I said. I’ll stand by every word I said”….Hmmm…….

Again, as stated in the previous post, Comm. Silverstone either lied to the voters about the $3 million “deal”….. he committed ex parte communications in violation of the Fl. State Statute… or he lied for a second time last night to keep himself out of Tallahassee and the Ethics Commission in 2010!…

On this one, Jimmy-boy…you blew it big time!… Voters beware!…

Talk about misinformation and being misled…it is now time for Commissioner Silverstone to withdraw from the March 9, 2010 election!…

more to come……….

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