You couldn’t write something like this in a novel, because nobody would believe it. Unfortunately, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is a work of non-fiction. At least it never lets me down in my thirst for entertainment.
From the anonymous police message board at www.pbsotalk.com (my notes in brackets):
Anonymous poster: What an interesting event the PBA [Police Benevolent Association (union)] had at the old Cars of Dreams in North Palm Beach last night. You know, the place run by the sheriff’s ex crime boss buddy from the mob [reputed Colombo soldier John Staluppi]. Now he is hosting the PBA’s events with all cop cronies and even the next state attorney hopeful showed his mug. It was amazing to see cops from all over tied into such a place. What is going on here in Palm Beach County with all this corruption?
Anonymous poster: What? Ex mob boss???? I was ordered to write a BS report for this guy once! It was an informational report that I was requested to turn into a crime report. Are you serious? Is he really mob affiliated?? Oh my god… this fucking place never ceases to amaze me.
Anonymous poster: Your mean John Staluppi. Just Google him, same guy that sponsors the “Shop with the Cop” (sheriff) deal for Christmas every year. Gives big bucks to his campaign all the time too and who knows what. Who else? PBA. The guy is loaded.
Nice that a guy like Staluppi is so generous with poor children. I’m surprised he enough money left over to even make it into Megayacht News with his latest megayacht, “Diamonds are Forever.”
WARNING: If you’re struggling/unemployed, this may make you throw up a little in your mouth.
[They apparently took down the You Tube video showing the conspicuous consumption nightmare. Not sure why, since the pictures at http://www.diamondsyacht.com are actually worse than the video was.]
Why is it that [Sheriff Ric] Bradshaw — who resembles a german Nazi — hangs out with Italian mobster types like this guy and PBC Commissioner Masilotti who went to federal prison?
Ric you ever heard the line that when you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas? Well, you been sleeping with alot of dogs! Not talkin about all your female customers yet either, lol.
Anonymous poster: Here’s a good start, check it out. This Stiluppi’s M.O. seems to be paying off politicians for support. Not talking small time here either guys. Where’s that corruption unit at?
From the TSG link above:
Federal Election Commission records show that convicted felons John Staluppi and John Rosatti last year each gave the GOP candidates $2000 (the maximum individual donation). The FBI has identified Staluppi and Rosatti–multimillionaires who own auto dealerships in New York and Florida–as members of the Colombo gang.
- The police union does a “charity” event at a car dealership owned by a Colombo soldier;
- Same place the (elected) Sheriff Bradshaw does profile-raising charity events;
- Same Colombo associate shown by FEC to contribute to political candidates.
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.