Judge Skolnik Campaign Controversy Now Includes Allegation of Death Threat
A local website designer, Stephen Smith, has filed a police report in which he accuses Broward Judge Peter B. Skolnik of cheating him out of his fee and a campaign volunteer of threatening murder.
Most of what's detailed in Smith's police report has been posted here already, but it contains a more vivid description of a July 4 meeting that allegedly occurred between Skolnik, a campaign volunteer (and local attorney) Douglas Harrison, and Smith. According to Smith the two demanded he turn over photographs they believed would be harmful to Smith's campaign. When he refused, says Smith: "Harrison then stated (to Smith) 'We are going to kill you if you don't give them up.'"
While speaking with Smith he asked me if I had a camera in my vehicle. Smith advised me he was scared people were out to get him. Smith advised me he did not want me to record our conversation and give it to Skolnik. Smith also advised me that on 7/4/10 he saw several FLPD officers driving around the area and felt that FLPD was protecting Skolnik and was on his side.
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