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FBI QUESTIONS HOUSTON HARVEY DEBRIS CLEANUP

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Congratulations to Tony Buzbee for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

Congratulations to Willie Davis for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

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HARVEY CLEANUP

A man moves debris from his flooded home into Homewood Lane near Tidwell Road where trash removal is beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Houston. ( Michael Ciaglo / Houston Chronicle)

Mayor Turner Received more than $350,000 from Harvey Contractors According to Wayne

In case you don’t know, the Code of Federal Regulations says that “The officers, employees and agents of the non-Federal entity may neither solicit or accept gratuities, favors or anything of monetary value from contractors or parties to subcontracts,” says Wayne Dolcefino. According to Dolcefino, Mayor Turner’s relationship with three specific hurricane subcontractors may raise some questions that need to be answered. According to Dolcefino, some of the illegal political contributions to Mayor Turner came from the three companies listed below, their leadership, and the leadership’s families: Ardurra Group: $40,000 IMS Engineers, Inc.: $69,250 Isani Consultants, LP: $59,537

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FBI QUESTIONS HURRICANE HARVEY DEBRIS CLEANUP By Wayne Dolcefino

FBI agents have interviewed the former Houston Solid Waste Management Department official who coordinated the first weeks of debris cleanup after Hurricane Harvey. Keith Edgar resigned just weeks after the hurricane, reportedly frustrated over the way the cleanup was being handled. News of the FBI interview comes just days after the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General confirmed an investigation into more than $370,000 in campaign contributions Mayor Turner has received from disaster contractors, both before and after Hurricane Harvey. Dolcefino Consulting has provided federal investigators with documents detailing the contracts and contributions.


At least one recent disaster contract was handed out to Tetra Tech this summer by Houston City Council for debris monitoring in likely future storms. The two subcontractors on that deal are IMS Engineers and Isani Consultants – both are large campaign donors to the Mayor. The Houston Chronicle recently questioned the IMS Engineers contributions to Mayor Turner in a report detailing the amount of money by city contractors. News of the FBI debris questions comes as one of the former debris contractors says, “Taxpayers got screwed in the debris cleanup.” “I absolutely think it should be investigated, and I also think that contractors like me should be made whole,” John Yensan told Dolcefino Consulting in an interview from New York. Yensan runs an environmental cleanup company called On-

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tario Specialty Contracting. They came to town days after the hurricane with dozens of trucks. Yensan says their deployment was personally requested by Mayor Turner. Ontario was awarded a signed purchase order of $16.8 million. Once the trucks arrived, they were told to pick up debris in only two small sections of the city. After just two weeks the company was forced to pull out, frustrated that they were being kept out of many areas of town because particular companies had been awarded exclusive rights to pick up debris. “There was debris all over the city and we combed the city and we even located some areas where we thought we could more effective, but we were told we can’t just pick up and move to those areas,” said Yensan. Many sections of the city were awarded exclusively to DRC, the company with a stand-by contract for disaster services. The company was allowed to significantly raise the cost of the cleanup despite a contract to clean up at lower costs. A DRC executive helped Turner in his run for mayor. Ontario is considering legal action against the City of Houston to recoup the hundreds of thousands of dollars the company lost on the disaster deployment. The company was paid only $1.25 million for their role in the cleanup – less than a tenth of what they were originally promised. “I know I had personal conversations with Harry Hayes and Mayor Turner and to my detriment relied upon the information that they gave me, and they are the ones that put me in the situation that we’re in. So, do I blame them? Yes, I do,” said Yensan. The cleanup in Houston after Hurricane Harvey lasted through Thanksgiving 2017.

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Wayne Dolcefino is one of the nation’s most decorated journalists.

Thirty Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Five Charles Green Awards, an Edward R. Murrow award, a Jack Howard Award for investigative reporting, numerous honors from the Associated Press and Texas Association of Broadcasters, and an unprecedented three medals from the international journalism organization Investigative Reporters and Editors. For nearly 27 years, Dolcefino headed up the 13 Undercover Unit at abc13 KTRK-TV Eyewitness News. The 13 Undercover investigative unit specialized in exposing public corruption, wasted taxpayer money, government malfeasance and fraud. As head of the unit, Dolcefino managed the investigative process, and was involved in the marketing and advertising of KTRK-TV’s investigative news product. Between 1979 and 1985, Dolcefino was an investigative reporter and radio talk show host at NewsRadio 740 KTRH-AM radio. Prior to that he worked at NewsRadio KLBJ 590AM Radio in Austin, Texas. In December 2012 Dolcefino created Dolcefino Consulting. This firm consults on crisis management, ethics reviews, informational marketing and media relations and provides production, investigative services and expert testimony in litigation. Dolcefino has significant experience in courtroom litigation relating to first amendment issues. —————————————————————————-

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Tony Buzbee is the Best Choice!

According to his website, Tony Buzbee has practiced law in Texas for over twenty years. As an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, Buzbee obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and was a member of the university’s Navy ROTC program. Upon graduation, Mr. Buzbee entered the United States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant and served on active duty for the next four years. In the Marines, he was recognized at basic training as an Honor Graduate and received the highest leadership score of any lieutenant in his class. While with the Marine Corps, Tony Buzbee spent much time overseas in very dangerous places, including countries within the Persian Gulf and in African countries like Somalia. As an infantry officer, Buzbee commanded various Marine special operation capable (SOC) units. His career in the Marines continued to advance when he was selected to become a Reconnaissance officer in the First Marine Regiment. During this time, he received several awards, including honor graduate from Navy Dive School and Amphibious Reconnaissance Course, among others. Before returning to civilian life, Buzbee achieved the rank of captain and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. After his stint on active duty in the Marines, Tony Buzbee then applied to and was accepted into the University of Houston Law Center. During his time there, while also remaining on inactive status in the Marines, Buzbee became Managing Editor of the Houston Law Review. He was also elected as Class Captain by his peers and won both the State and Regional Mock Trial champion titles. Buzbee graduated

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from law school summa cum laude, second in his class. Thereafter, Buzbee served as a briefing attorney for a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas in the U.S. District Court. From there, he transitioned into an associate position at Susman Godfrey, LLP, a prestigious law firm known for their litigation practice. In 1999, Tony Buzbee started his own firm. He based his practice on the principles he learned in the Marines—be prepared, move fast, be fearless, and execute. Buzbee has since been routinely recognized as one of the most successful and one of the most talented lawyers in the United States. Buzbee has been wildly successful as an attorney. He has been involved in some of the most high profile

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cases in the United States. He has a reputation for winning. Because of his financial success, Buzbee has been able to give back. Buzbee serves on a number of boards, including serving as a regent of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents having been appointed by the governor in 2013. He was honored by Texas A&M University when the University named the Buzbee Leadership Learning Center in his honor. Buzbee also endowed the Dean’s Chair at the Texas A&M University School of Law.


Tony Buzbee is a decorated Marine, successful lawyer and business owner, philanthropist and change agent. He is running for Mayor of Houston to end corruption, restore effective government and deliver results for all Houstonians.

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“SUPPORT FOR TONY BUZBEE IS CONTINUING TO GROW IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.” YOUR VOTE COULD BE THE DECIDING VOTE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019. SO, PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE FOR TONY.


Congratulations to Anthony Dolcefino for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

Congratulations to David Robinson for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

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Congratulations to Eric Dick for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

Congratulations to Letitia Plummer for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

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Congratulations to Janaeya Carmouche for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

Congratulations to Sallie Alcorn for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

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Congratulations to Mike Knox for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

Congratulations to Michael Kubosh for making the Saturday, December 14, 2019 runoff.

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“I’M ASKING FOR THE VOTE OF EVERY HOUSTONIAN!”

Dear Houstonians,

As a successful businessman, I have spent my career helping those in need of fair representation. My company has hired many individuals that make up the diversity of Houston. As mayor, my staff and leadership team will reflect the demographics of Houston, as you should expect as a taxpaying citizen. Tony Buzbee As Houston continues to grow, as a first-class city, we will face more challenges, from flooding, crime reduction, homelessness, and others. So, I implore you to work with me to engage our federal and state officials to help us with getting the funding we need. Over the years, I have built relationships with both Democrats and Republicans to make sure that I had lines of communication open at the local, state and federal levels. As mayor of Houston, having relationships with both Republicans and Democrats will allow my administration to have open lines of communication with Washington D.C. should we need it. Under my leadership Hurricane Harvey residents would have received funding quicker (due to relationships) rather than waiting on the state reimbursement process.

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I am Tony Buzbee, and as your Mayor, I promise you “Performance Not Politics,” as we work together to move our city forward.

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Mayor Sylvester Turner Under Investigation for Contributions Received from Harvey Contractors  

Dolcefino Consulting has provided federal investigators with documents detailing the contracts and contributions Mayor Sylvester Turner rece...

Mayor Sylvester Turner Under Investigation for Contributions Received from Harvey Contractors  

Dolcefino Consulting has provided federal investigators with documents detailing the contracts and contributions Mayor Sylvester Turner rece...