2014 Complaint to FL Gov Rick Scott about Collier County's corrupt Court Clerk Dwight Brock

Susan A. filed this request with the Executive Office of the Governor of Florida of Florida.
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From: Susan A.

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

Seeking a copy of:

(1) the Jan 12, 2014 email I sent to FL Gov Rick Scott complaining about public corruption by Collier County Court Clerk Dwight Brock, and

(2) the Jan 16, 2014 email reply sent to me in response, from Barbara Traylor of the governor's office.
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Although not required to do so. I am stating why I am making this request:

The reply I received from the governor, Rick Scott (who is from Collier County), failed to disclose that as an elected official, the Collier Court Clerk Dwight Brock is subject to the public corruption laws of FL, including the following laws:

http://www.ncsl.org/research/ethics/50-state-chart-criminal-penalties-for-public-corr.aspx#FL
Florida
Corruptly giving, offering, or promising to any public servant a bribe
Corruptly requesting, soliciting, accepting, or agreeing to accept any unauthorized pecuniary or other benefit by public servant
CC §838.015
CC §838.016

Felony of the second degree
Max . imprisonment 15 years; max. fine $15,000
Official misconduct

Disclosure or use of confidential criminal justice information
CC §838.022
CC §838.21
Felony of the third degree
Max. imprisonment 5 years; max. fine $5,000

The governor's office also failed to direct me how to file a public corruption complaint against Collier Court Clerk Dwight Brock.

This failure -- meaning, the governor's failure to appropriately address the very real concern of public corruption I expressed in my email -- is leading me to believe FL Gov Rick Scott is actually well aware of the public corruption of Collier Court Clerk Dwight Brock (and how the People are routinely deprived of their civil rights, including me).

It seems to me FL Gov Rick Scott is covering up the corruption of Collier Court Clerk Dwight Brock, since the governor's office (1) wouldn't acknowledge the problem of public corruption or (2) the fact such laws do indeed apply to Dwight Brock; and (3) would not investigate my complaint, and (4) would not direct me to submit evidence to an agency who would have jurisdiction over investigating and prosecuting public corruption of FL public officials (which I am left to guess is the FBI).
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The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Susan Alyn

From: Scott Open Government

Ms. Alyn,

The Governor’s Office of Open Government is in receipt of your request for records as stated in your email below. A search for responsive records will be initiated and someone from this office will be back in touch with you soon. If the search produces a volume of records which indicates that there will be a fee associated with your request, you will be provided with a fee estimate for your review. Thank you for contacting the Executive Office of the Governor.

Sincerely,

Amanda Gorman
Office of Open Government
Executive Office of the Governor
PL-04 The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850.717.9248

From: Susan A.

Thank you.

From: Scott Open Government

Ms. Alyn,

The Governor’s Office of Open Government is still processing your requests and hope to get the records to you shortly. We understand your concerns; however, we are also processing other requests in our office that came prior to your initial date of request. We apologize for the delay and would like to thank you for your continued patience.

Sincerely,

Amanda Gorman
Office of Open Government
Executive Office of the Governor
PL-04 The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850.717.9248

From: Susan A.

It seems to me it should not take that long to find two recent emails for which I gave you the correct date.

In my opinion the actual problem pertains more to the fact that the email answer I received from Gov Rick Scott deliberately failed to disclose that Collier Court Clerk Dwight Brock is in fact subject to FL laws pertaining to corruption and misfeasance in office.

But, Gov Rick Scott, who is from Collier County, is obstructing justice and does not wish to enforce applicable corruption laws against Dwight Brock. That is why Gov Scott will not investigate Dwight Brock.

That is what it seems to me. That Gov Rick Scott is involved in this corruption in the Collier Court, too.

I'm sorry to say that, but that's what it appears to me.

From: Gorman, Amanda

Ms. Alyn,

A search of the Executive Office of the Governor's files has produced 8 pages responsive to your requests. You may find your records on the Governor's Website at the link provided below under "ALYN 01-P". Thank you for contacting the Executive Office of the Governor.

http://www.flgov.com/open_government/

Sincerely,

Amanda Gorman
Office of Open Government
Executive Office of the Governor
PL-04 The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850.717.9248

From: Susan A.

This public records request was a request for copies of public records that you were locating.

Consequently, can you please provide the public records via email?

I am only requesting two emails:

(1) the Jan 12, 2014 email I sent to FL Gov Rick Scott complaining about public corruption by Collier County Court Clerk Dwight Brock, and

(2) the Jan 16, 2014 email reply sent to me in response, from Barbara Traylor of the governor's office.

This is now about six weeks that has gone by since my initial request -- and I am repeating the same request for copies.

Please email the public records in response to this public records reques .

Thank you.

From: Susan A.

Dear Amanda Gorman, Office of Open Government
Executive Office of the Governor:

I see the link -- and there are three emails posted in response, instead of only two.

Consequently, please delete the3rd document, so that only the requested two emails appear - my initial query and the response I received from your office. Those are the only two emails I requested:

(1) the Jan 12, 2014 email I sent to FL Gov Rick Scott complaining about public corruption by Collier County Court Clerk Dwight Brock, and

(2) the Jan 16, 2014 email reply sent to me in response, from Barbara Traylor of the governor's office.

Thank you.

Also, it seems to Gov Scott is acting under color of law, by failing to provide information I provided in this public records request. as there are in fact laws on the books concerning corruption that would apply to an elected public official such as a court clerk, even though Gov Scott failed to disclose that , failed to investigate, and thereby failed to protect the public from harm from a corrupt court clerk.

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/color_of_law

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