Nothing makes me angrier than fraud, especially when it comes to elections. If you are committing fraud, either as a candidate, an elected public official or a voter, I will not rest until you are brought to justice and scream for mercy.
This is to notify Philippe Bien-Aime, who is running for North Miami City Council District 3, that he’s next on my list.
Start screaming for mercy, baby. I ain’t messing around!
According to the Statement of Candidate Philippe Bien-Aime filed with the City of North Miami and the State of Florida, he claims he lives at 531 NE 133 Street, North Miami, Florida 33161.
According to the Public Records of the Broward County Property Appraiser, he lives at 12460 SW 1 Street, Plantation, Florida 33325.
According to the Public Records of the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser, the property located at 531 NE 133 Street, North Miami, Florida is owned by one Suzanne Joseph, who receives a homestead exemption.
Granted, neither Ben-Aime nor the co-owner of the Broward property, Sara Jane Ternier, declared a homestead exemption on that home (the Warranty Deed shows they are husband and wife), but a thorough investigation of Philippe Ben-Aime turned up some interesting results.
The phone number that he gave to the North Miami Clerk, 786-224-8636, is completely untraceable.
This is probably because it’s a “burner phone,” purchased solely for the purpose of having a Miami-Dade County telephone number. Considering that he purchased a phone on January 12, 2013 with campaign funds, this is probably the number of that phone.
The phone number that I tracked down for him in Broward County, 954-306-2053, is a landline in his name and is also associated with his wife, Sara Jane Ternier, as well as one Marnatha Pierre.
I also heard, but have not yet confirmed, that Ben-Aime’s children attend public school in Broward County.
SO WHY THE HELL IS HE RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN NORTH MIAMI?
Obviously for the perks that North Miami elected officials are rumored to receive. But, that’s a whole other scandal for another blog.
Listen up, DUDE. It’s bad enough when private citizens commit voter fraud. And, believe me, there are plenty of them to go after! But, when a person runs for public office ostensibly to serve the residents of a city, and DOESN’T EVEN LIVE IN THAT CITY, that is completely and utterly despicable!
Unfortunately for Philippe Ben-Aime, I have the Florida Elections Commission on speed dial. I also am no stranger to filing complaint after complaint until I get results. I am committed to routing out voter fraud and election fraud, and I AM RELENTLESS. (Just ask Myron if you don’t believe me.)
I strongly suggest that Philippe Ben-Aime bow out of the race before it gets ugly.
Just saying, of course.
“Spreading the Wealth”