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Lobbyist turned "con man" arrested

The Broward County Sheriff's Office has arrested Robert Charles Brady, a one-time lobbyist who was fined by the Florida Senate back in 2005, on charges that he swindled people and that he passed himself off as a Harvard-educated attorney. The sheriff's office called Brady a "clean cut con-man" who swindled over $50,000 from people and even got a mortgage broker to obtain a black American Express credit card in his name.

Brady Brady also managed to get into a Fred Thompson fundraiser and passed himself off as a lawyer to the former U.S. senator, the sheriff's office said. The fundraiser was held at the home of prominent cardiologist Zachariah Zachariah, who is one of Brady's victims.

In April 2005, the Senate fined Brady $2,500 and banned him from lobbying until after the 2006 session. Brady was accused of taking $6,000 from a client and then failing to register as a lobbyist.

At the time Brady blamed the failure to register as a "foul up" and said it was entirely "accidental."

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cynical Idealist

In Gary Fineout's world, there is no difference between a lobbyist and a con man. He's all about freedom of the press, but cares nothing about the right of citizens to petition their government. Gary needs a civics lesson in the worst way!

This guy is a total scumbag.

These types need to be banned forever from calling themselves lobbyists. This kid should serve some time - former felons cannot serve as lobbyists under the laws of Florida. Someone go after him for white collar crimes - he's committed enough fraud.

These types need to be banned forever from calling themselves lobbyists. This kid should serve some time - former felons cannot serve as lobbyists under the laws of Florida. Someone go after him for white collar crimes - he's committed enough fraud.

cynical.. this kid really is bad news. I know him and some of his shenanigans.
He tried to BS his way when he worked for a Senator and she fired him also.
Bad, Bad, Bad Chas!

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