Here’s how the story goes:
There’s two brothers named Kemel and Mark Cereceda who run a pain clinic in Hialeah, Florida. They wanted to influence legislation to keep their chiropractic pain relief clinic in the business of making a boatload of money.
Now in Florida, an individual or company can only donate $500 to each candidate. So the Cereceda brothers set up straw men to funnel money into their favorite politicians’ campaigns. They used family members and employees to donate to politicians to the tune of $25,000.
They got the investigation of the illegal campaign donations rolling when a district court judge in Florida used her official court letterhead to get their lapsed chiropractic license reinstated. It was discovered that she had accepted money from the Cerecedas and then the investigation of other illegal activity took root. (They were also involved with some hanky-panky with Marco Rubio some years ago.)
The Cerecedas have now been charged and arrested in Florida for screwing with elections:
A politically active Hialeah pain clinic owner surrendered Friday on allegations that he engineered illegal campaign contributions to candidates across the state.
Investigators believe chiropractor Mark Cereceda — who once lobbied lawmakers to keep intact Florida’s personal injury protection law — made clinic employees donate to candidates, then reimbursed the workers in cash and checks.
Cereceda’s brother, Kemel Cereceda, also was charged with a felony and one misdemeanor relating to illegal contributions. Charges also were brought against Mark Cereceda’s clinic, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, which specializes in treating traffic accident victims.
Now, if you’re wondering why I’m telling you a big long story about election fraud in Florida when I live in Texas, it’s because I’m fixing to bring this story to Texas. And it’s in a bag with Rick Perry’s name on it.