Friday, September 10, 2010

NBV Elections and Mail Fraud

Arriving in at least five mailboxes last week were envelopes postmarked August 30, 2010. Inside, they each contained a copy of the Miami Herald article about the problems Mayor Alfonso is having with his house.

As a cover, each one of these envelopes had personalized notes saying different things but each containing crudely printed warnings to the candidates along the line of "THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT RUNNING IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE EXPOSED TO (sic)." These notes were unsigned.

Now anonymous notes are not worth the paper on which they are written. If you get your information anonymously, you will often be fooled.

But these were not entirely anonymous. No. The envelopes had my return address on them. Not my name, just my return address.

I didn't send these. In fact, for what it's worth, the day they were sent from North Bay Village, zipcode 33141-4123, I was in California and had been there since August 28.

There's no surprise that declared candidates for public office receive negative information. Sadly, even in the most cooperative communities dirty politics is part of the game and there was nothing to my knowledge in the notes that would constitute a crime.

What is a federal crime is using a false return address, in this case mine, and a state crime to impersonate a third party in elections. I am not running for anything. The reason this was done was to intimidate me and prevent me from speaking on public issues. I am the true target here.

I have to confess to being embarrassed that people have received something purporting to be from me and I hope that others who may have received this illegal mailing know that I didn't write it. If you have received the mailing, please contact me at nbvrbc @ gmail. com (remove the spaces) and I will give you the USPS Inspector's contact and the Metro Dade Public Corruption contact.

There are two ways that you can know that I wrote something - I sign what I write and the words will be spelled correctly. If there is any doubt, contact me.

Unlike those who fight their battles in the dark, I will always put it out publicly.

Kevin Vericker
September 10, 2010

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