Controversial Plantation Councilman Robert “Doc Bob” Levy fueled his March re-election with $4000 from a Pembroke Park strip club.
City of Plantation documents list eight corporate entities associated with Scarlett’s Cabaret on Levy’s final campaign treasurer’s report. Each corporate entity gave $500 to Levy. Scarlett’s corporate headquarters are located at 2920 SW 30th Avenue in Pembroke Park. Levy is the Pembroke Park Town Manager.
On March 6, 2012 Levy received campaign contributions from Beasley Entertainment, JB Productions, SB Productions, JB Valet Company, J.W. Lee Properties, LLC, I95 Billboard LLC, ABC Systems, J.W. Lee Inc. d/b/a Scarlett’s.
The City of Plantation has no strip clubs (for now!).
Levy was backed by former Broward GOP chairman Rico Petrocelli (P.I.). At a recent meeting of the Republican Club of Central Broward, Petrocelli stayed silent as club members bemoaned Levy’s victory. RED BROWARD spotted Petrocelli distributing Levy literature at polling places. Petrocelli’s yard was littered with Levy signs as well.
Doc Bob” Levy co-hosted the Controversial 2007 “holiday party” which lead to State Ethics charges against Broward GOP chairman Rico Petrocelli (P.I.). Documents from the Florida Commission On Ethics show Petrocelli admitted violating Florida Statutes “by soliciting donations from individuals or entities that lobbied the Plantation City Council.” Petrocelli admitted he accepted these donations and failed to report them.
Previous campaign reports showed Levy employed the same New Jersey based consultants used by Miami Republican Alex Diaz De La Portilla and Plantation’s own State Representative Katie Edwards. “Doc Bob” Levy paid $2,250.00 to Cornerstone Management Partners on January 22, 2013. The payment to the Bergenfield, New Jersey outfit was in exchange for “campaign management”. Plantation insiders said fellow Democrat, State Rep. Edwards is playing a key role in Levy’s “campaign management” as well.
Indeed, she was playing the role of a consultant. In his final report, Levy lists a $2,250 payment to Katie Edwards for “consulting.”