Another day at the office

06 Jan Jonathan Allen takes a page from Herman Cain’s playbook.

Having heard the rumors about City Manager Jonathan Allen‘s … um … er .. ah .. issue with the ladies on his, I was going to say staff, but … oh well, I will go with staff … Allen and the girls on his staff…  I wanted to see if there was smoke around the pole …  pole smoking … I mean was there smoke around the fire? Yeesh. So fire off I did (go Yoda!) this public records request. I would like to review in person the employment file for City Manager Jonathan Allen. And two weeks later, aka...
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07 Feb The Miami-Dade SAO moves to nail City Manager Jon Allen. #F***Yeah

KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE STATE ATTORNEY Jonathan K. Allen Office of the City Manager- Lauderdale Lakes 4300 NW 36th St. Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 Dear Mr. Allen: The State Attorney’s Office is investigating a complaint against you concerning a possible violation of Florida Statute §83 8.22, Bid Tampering, occurring from May to August, 2011. Prior to our acting on this complaint, we are offering you the opportunity to discuss your version of this incident with us, and to offer us the names of any witnesses who might have additional information. Failure to hear from you by Monday, February 03, 2014, will...
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26 Dec The End is Coming for Lakes’ City Manager Jon Allen. #JailTime

About two years ago, I filed a criminal complaint against Lauderdale Lakes City Manager Jon Allen (based on an OIG investigation) alleging felony bid splitting. Citing conflicts, Broward State Attorney Michael Satz forwarded the case file to the Miami-Dade District Attorney. And there is seemingly sat… Until… About three weeks ago (just before the Festivus Pole blew up my world), the Miami-Dade SAO investigator called to tell me they’re “moving forward” against Allen. A letter of invitation will be sent his way — come talk your way out of it (which he will probably smartly decline). And then, I’d assume,...
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