Another Scumbag gop Criminal Arrested #329
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Former GOP chairman Bob Waechter charged with felony
The most powerful political player in Sarasota County politics and the former chairman of the county Republican Party has been charged with a felony after authorities say he stole the identity of a political rival and made campaign donations in her name to a Democratic candidate for Congress to embarrass her.
Former GOP chairman Bob Waechter, a public official on the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority, was charged by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office with the criminal use of a stolen identity for allegedly buying a prepaid debit card to make a campaign donation in the name of Lourdes Ramirez, a Siesta Key Republican.
…Few political players over the last two decades have had more influence on Sarasota County commissioners, the local Republican parties and the overall political landscape in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Waechter critics describe him as a “henchman” for developers and a “sleazy person” who was not afraid to walk an ethical line to win a battle.