Saturday, January 04, 2014

Question of the Day: How Can Peter Schorsch Afford his Lifestyle: Updated With Corrections

Peter Schorsch still owes nearly $68,000.00 in fines from a grand theft conviction. How is Schorsch able to afford to reserve the Green Bench Brewing Co. and a Jimmy's Meatballs food truck for his birthday.

This fine has been hanging over Schorsch's head for half a decade. Schorsch has barely made a dent in the money he owes to pay off the fine. Most people in Schorsch's position would be living in a cardboard box right now. Yet, Schorsch is able to afford to throw lavish parties for himself. Something is not right.

I got a new libel suit threat letter from Peter Schorsch. It appears Schorsch has a new attorney who send much more polite emails. That is greatly appreciated. I will never let Peter Schorsch have editorial control over this blog. I will make proper changes. This is from a 2007 St. Petersburg Times article.

Then, in 2006, Schorsch was arrested on charges he stole nearly $10,000 from the Democratic club, and from Ed Helm and Eve Joy, who ran for mayor and a seat on the St. Petersburg City Council, respectively, in 2005.

Schorsch took their money and did no work.

After pleading no contest, he was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years of probation, during which he was prohibited from working in campaigns.

In the same article Eve Joy called Schorsch a "felon." Joy pressed the charges against Schorsch.

"In my opinion, he's a felon," said Joy. "He should have been adjudicated as such, but I think everybody has to move on."

Aside from its background in politics, Bartlett said the case was handled as other similar theft cases might have been.

To Joy's disappointment the charge against Schorsch was adjudicated. It should noted Schorsch was sentenced to house arrest and had to pay a fine. However, Schorsch was never declared innocent by the court.

Schorsch made complaints to me that he was not fired by Jack Hebert. Sources have told me otherwise. Part of the reason for Schorsch termination was Schorsch dating Herbert's then high school daughter.

In 2003, Schorsch had a falling out with the firm's founder and principal, Jack Hebert. The disagreement stemmed at least partly from Schorsch's decision to date Hebert's high school daughter, Schorsch said.

Somehow I doubt Mr. Herbert was going to offer Schorsch a raise. If Mr. Hebert tells me that Schorsch quit I will be happy to make corrections.

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