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Friday, September 23, 2022

Vertol Systems, which has lavished money on Republicans, was once represented by Gaetz and his former law partner, who now works for DeSantis.

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...DeSantis' administration has refused to release a copy of the $12 million contract with Vertol Systems Company Inc. for its role in administering the "unauthorized alien" program -- which state Democrats sought to block with a lawsuit Thursday -- nor will the governor's office comment on the nearly $1.6 million the company has received to send migrants to so-called sanctuary cities that welcome immigrants.

Gaetz, who managed DeSantis' transition team in 2018, would not comment for this article, nor would his former law partner, Florida's public safety coordinator Larry Keefe, who represented Vertol in at least one civil lawsuit in 2017, according to court records from Okaloosa County, Florida.

In Vertol's only known case of relocating migrants, the company received an initial $615,000 last week and recruited almost 50 destitute asylum-seeking Venezuelan migrants in San Antonio, gave them food and at least one night's hotel stay, and then flew them to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, as part of DeSantis' effort to highlight the toll of illegal immigration. Lawyers for the migrants say they were tricked by false promises and are suing.

On Tuesday, the company was planning to fly migrants to a Delaware airport near President Joe Biden's beach home, but the flight was inexplicably scrapped after the state gave Vertol another $950,000....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-23 02:21 PM | Reply

The Republican party is a criminal organization.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-09-24 09:32 AM | Reply

Republican govenor of a state involved in corruption? Go figure?

#3 | Posted by Wildman62 at 2022-09-25 10:03 AM | Reply

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