There is no way to get around it, Florida’s Inspector General and Governor Scott got it wrong when they suspended David DiPietro from his position as Chair of Broward Health!
While DiPietro should be concerned about the unfolding Zimmerman Advertising scandal which embroils his wife, recently appointed as Judge and currently running for election, his close friend – Broward County Commissioner Chip Lamarca, and himself in troubling conduct – based on what I know, DiPietro was certainly not obstructing any investigations at Broward Health of which I am aware.
It is, however, an overstatement in some public reports that DiPietro initiated the various investigations. More to the truth of the matter is that DiPietro facilitated and enabled Dr. El Sanadi’s unfounded paranoia by recommending the highly respected corruption investigator Mr. Wayne Black. We now know that Mr. Black’sfirst targets were none other than previous CEO Frank Nask, me (personally and as the author of this blog) as well as some of the information posted here. Given my earlier allegations have since been born out; I believe that there was a reasonable basis for an independent investigation. However, clearly Dr. El Sanadi’s personal paranoia had no basis in reality and should have been awarning signal to Mr. Chair DiPietro of things to come. In gumshoe parlance, “Frank Nask and I turned up clean!” and there was reason to be concerned about many if not all of the matters I had previously raised. Further, because investigation of this type generally expand over time – Mr. Black has also uncovered other concerns and matters. Matters, unknown to me.