Political Activist Wants $500k From City

Vincente Thrower

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept 8, 2015 – The lawsuit quietly winding its way through the Broward courthouse is a $500k example of the role of shadowy community activists in local politics.

It’s hard to find villains in this piece, but the players are:

*Vicente Thrower. Largely unknown outside of northwest Broward’s black community, he is romanced by politicians because of his reputation of influencing voters.

*Mark Bogen. A wealthy lawyer, he is also the county commissioner representing portions of northwest Broward. As of last week, he is Thrower’s attorney in a $500k suit involving Pompano Beach.

*Pompano Beach’s taxpayers. There is a chance they will end up paying the $500k that is the subject of the law suit.

*Mike Satz. The county’s chief prosecutor, his staff lost a bribery case against Thrower. That case resulted in $500k in legal fees that the city is now being asked to pay.