Vice Mayor's Brother Hits Up Lobbyists for Biz
Wild art: Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler with a friend (is that Judy Stern behind that mask?). And no, Seiler has nothing to do with the following blog post.
So what do you do when your brother is elected to the City Commission?
Why, you go to political events -- like a meeting of the Broward County League of Cities -- and then start hitting up the lobbyists and contractors you meet, making sure to name-drop your brother's elected position.
It's called influence peddling, and sometimes it's all in the family.
Inside, read an email from one elected official's brother to a host of influence peddlers.
From: Frank Paul CangemiDate: August 21, 2009 9:19:23 AM EDTTo:
, , , , , , , , , , , , ,Cc: "'Frank Paul Cangemi'" Subject: Hello ALL/Frank Paul here/We Met Last Night at the Marriott Heron Bay Coral Springs, FLMorning ALL ...I enjoyed meeting and conversing with all of you last night at the Marriott in Heron Bay... Coral Springs, Florida for the Broward League of Cities Dinner/Meeting...Please permit me to re-introduce myself... My name is Frank Paul Cangemi...Vice Mayor North Lauderdale John Cangemi is my dear brother and invited me to your dinner event...I had an "Excellent" time meeting and mingling with "ALL" ... Thank You for your service...Appreciated...How could I help you with your various businesses?... Please let me know... Tks...As I shared with you... I created my "Cigar Roller Event Company"/"Unique Entertainment" for ALL occasions here in South East Florida in 1996...It will be my pleasure to be of service to "You"... "Your Family"... "Your Colleagues"... and "Your clients" as per your needs for "Your Events"...If you wish... I'll email you my entire "Customized Cigar Roller Events Informational Package"... Touch base... Let me know... Tks...Certainly if you have any questions or any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.24.7.365...Enjoy your day... "Keep It Fun" !!!"Long Ashes""Life is Good"Regards,Frank Paul
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