Broward Politics: Penny Sales Tax Hike Consultant Was Scammer Scott Rothstein’s Fundraiser

Cheryl Seinfeld
Cheryl Seinfeld

Cheryl Seinfeld has gone from raising thousands to trying to sell a penny.

Seinfeld of Fort Lauderdale is one of the political consultants marketing a penny sales tax increase to voters.

A few years ago, Seinfeld was raising thousands of dollars in political campaign contributions for Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.  

She was charged with no crime in the multi-million dollar scam that sent Rothstein and other attorneys in his firm to prison.

On October 5, the pro-penny sales tax increase committee Moving Broward Forward paid Seinfeld’s CLS Strategies LLC $17,600 for consulting. The firm was first registered with the state on June 30.

Before Seinfeld was the Rothstein law firm’s $100,000-a-year government relations director, she was the finance director of the Florida Republican Party earning $65,000 annually. She worked for Rothstein roughly from 2008-2010, according to published reports.

In testimony in Rothstein’s bankruptcy, Seinfeld denied any knowledge of the scheme of laundering money from phony legal settlements through RRA staff members in the form of political donations, according to a report in the South Florida Business Journal.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com Oct. 28, 2016

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