Fla GOP donor pleads guilty in New York bribery scheme
A prominent California money manager and Republican fundraiser who gave $30,000 to the Florida Republican Party in 2002 and 2006, Elliott Broidy today pleaded guilty to making nearly $1 million in illegal payments to officials overseeing New York's pension fund. In Florida, Broidy gave $100 to Agriculture Commissioner candidate US Rep. Adam Putnam this year; $500 to House Majority Leader Adam Hasner last year; $25,000 to the RPOF in 2006, and $5,000 to the RPOF in 2002.
Said Hasner: "Yes. I have met him briefly on two or three informal occasions – each time at Republican Jewish Coalition events/meetings. He personally contributed $500 to my 2008 campaign which was 5/100 of one percent (.050 %) of the total amount I raised during that election cycle (over $995,000)."
State GOP spokeswoman Katie Betta said the $25,000 donation was designated for the party's 2006 Victory effort helping all GOP candidates.