More Bad News for Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Husband Is Accused Of Trying To Rip Off 70-Year-Old Man
Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s husband is accused of trying to rip off an elderly homeowner of his troubled $4 million Florida property.
Does he need to be investigated for racketeering? Just wondering how many other business dealing has he used threats?
To steal the words of Queen Elizabeth, 2017 will go down as an “annus horribilis” for Schultz family.
The Miami Herald reported: In the wake of Wasserman Schultz’s roasting in Democratic Party stalwart Donna Brazile’s book and the Weston politician’s failure to fire a tech aide who was under FBI investigation, her husband is now accused of trying to rip off an elderly homeowner, according to a lawsuit recently filed in Fort Lauderdale.
Broward banker Steve Schultz, Wasserman-Schultz’s husband of 26 years, allegedly tried to have 70-year-old investor Frank DiMaria hand over the deed of his troubled $4 million commercial property in Pompano Beach to Schultz personally, according to the complaint.
Because DiMaria was having troubles reimbursing credit lines and mortgages issued by Schultz’s now-defunct Community Bank of Broward, the bank would eventually launch the foreclosure of DiMaria’s property on the heavily traveled Atlantic Boulevard beachfront area.
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But before then, DiMaria now says, Schultz tried to intimidate him into surrendering his property to him without the proper foreclosure proceedings in a court of law.
“Mr. Schultz called Mr. DiMaria and proposed that he sign the Pompano Beach property over to Mr. Schultz personally,” the lawsuit reads. “Mr. DiMaria replied by stating, ‘Are you out of your mind?’
“Mr. Schultz replied by stating ‘no’ and further stating something to the effect of ‘no matter how big a lawyer you get or how many, I will destroy you and them and you know I have the power to do it.”
In a phone interview, Schultz said DiMaria knows he is married to Wasserman Schultz and is using that fact for effect.
It’s been a rough year for former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The Florida Democrat made headlines after her IT specialist Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Imran Awan and brothers were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment by Democrat lawmakers even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach and were not IT specialists. Read more at TGP.