It sure looks like Good Time Charlie‘s REALLY got the blues this time!
Rumors had been swirling since yesterday when the omnipresent Nacivre “Charlie” Charles was glaringly missing from the polls on election day. The right hand man of former-suspended-arrested-imprisoned Mayor Lucie Tondreau was nowhere to be seen.
Within minutes of receiving a tip and trying to confirm that the FBI had raided Charlie’s house yesterday, Miami Herald reporter Lance Dixon told me he’s working on a story that should be published by the end of the night.
As promised, he just posted, Ex-North Miami mayor’s former campaign manager charged with campaign violations.
The Herald reported that Charles, “surrendered to police Wednesday after he was charged with two counts of campaign violations related to illegal expenditures. According to the arrest warrant, Charles, 57, approved two withdrawals from Tondreau’s 2013 mayoral campaign account for a total of $12,000, way above the $500 limit.”
He’s been cooling his heels in the hoosegow since yesterday and “is being held with no bond.”
OMG! Has this been a crazy few days, or what?
Interestingly, I was told by a number of sources that Carline Paul was “strangely subdued” yesterday. Charlie had been campaigning for her since the beginning, even though he’s not listed on any of her Campaign Treasurer’s Reports, either as a treasurer or a paid worker. Maybe she knew something was up.
In any event, since Charlie is still behind bars, he obviously could not be reached for a comment.
But if he was available, he’d probably say something like this.
“Spreading the Wealth”