Enterprise Florida head bypassed bid policy, paid speechwriter $158K in contracts reports TCPalm.
Johnson offered his former PortMiami spokeswoman, Paula Musto, with two contracts and one extension — one in March 2015 for $68,750 and a second in August for $75,000, extended in March of this year for $99,999. That falls just shy of Enterprise Florida policy that requires contracts more than $100,000 to be scrutinized by the Enterprise Florida board of directors, according to documents obtained by the Daily News through a series of public records requests.
…Johnson also bypassed his agency’s competitive bid policy by claiming Musto’s contract fell under exemptions that include work for artistic services, academic program reviews, lectures, financial auditing, legal services and health consultation, documents state.
As of April, Musto billed Enterprise Florida $157,896 for her services. Enterprise Florida could not produce the invoices her contract requires she submits for payment, where she’s required to detail the work she performed.
All in a days work for parasites.
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