Marc Sarnoff Shares Office Space With Mysterious Campaign Consultant

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There is a new, mysterious player in Miami electioneering. According to Miami city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff's most recent quarterly finance report, his re-election campaign paid $23,409 between May 11 and June 29 for "promotional materials" to a company called Rodman. The firm lists its address at 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 915, which happens to be the suite for the law offices of Solowsky Allen, which sublets space to Sarnoff for his private maritime law practice.

As reported by New Times last year, the commissioner was forced out of his home office in Coconut Grove after he was cited by Miami code enforcers for operating his business illegally from a residence.

Sarnoff, who has raised $377,000, faces four challengers this November.

Banana Republican could find no incorporation records for Rodman filed with the state. In addition, the company does not have a phone number listed in the White Pages or Yellow Pages. So we paid a visit to the address listed on Sarnoff's campaign report to see if we could track down Rodman's owner or employees.

We arrived on the ninth floor of 201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Tuesday afternoon. The only office marked 915 belonged to Solowsky Allen. There was no signage for Rodman, although the building's security guard assured us the company is located there.

However, a receptionist at Solowsky Allen had no clue what we were talking about. We tried to get an answer from the commissioner. We contacted him early yesterday morning, but he blew us off. "I'm in a meeting. I will call you back in two-and-a-half hours," Sarnoff said. He never did. The commissioner also didn't respond to two messages on his cell phone requesting comment.

The fact that a company consulting for Sarnoff's campaign is listing the same address as his private business which is located inside a law firm that has contributed to his war chest could pose a problem. For one thing, is Rodman getting free space from Solowsky Allen? If that is the case, then state campaign finance laws require Sarnoff's camp to list it as an in-kind contribution.

Does Rodman even exist?

We'll keep hounding the commissioner until he gives us an answer.

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16 comments
mrmoes
mrmoes

Marc Sarnoff is the most corrupt and immoral politician to ever hold political office in the history of the state of Florida... The guy is a pathological liar and will soon find out that all of the people that he fucked over the past 5 years are all lining up to take a big bite out of his crooked ass...And I'm at the front of the line asshole!

Furlough Sarnoff
Furlough Sarnoff

Maybe New Times should ask Code Enforcement if either Sarnoff or "Rodman" have a certifcate of use for that "shared space"!

Hiawatha
Hiawatha

Sarnoff is a crook, no two ways about it.  He and his "rodman" need to be booted from office.

Marken Jack
Marken Jack

The actuality that a consulting close for the attack of Sarnoff is list  the same abode as his clandestine company that is in a law close that has contributed to its war chest could be a problem.

stoke-on-trent solicitors

Tibor Hollo
Tibor Hollo

Sarnoff gave developer Tibor Hollo $10 mil in tax abatements. Tibor Hollo contributed $20,000+ to Sarnoff.

Demetrio Del castillo
Demetrio Del castillo

Boot Sarnoff out, a sleaze bag liar of his magnitude should not have been allowed to enter public office in the first place.

Another scam?
Another scam?

Rodman? What is a Rodman?

Another campaign finance scam?

Favors?
Favors?

Is Sarnoff paying rent? Or does he provide favors?

Campaign fraud?
Campaign fraud?

Maybe Marc Sarnoff is illegally funneling campaign contributions to his personal use?

He already has raised over $400,000 and he makes the taxpayers pay for at least two personal publicists.

P_Nis
P_Nis

Rodman is probably located in Mark's keister.

nevernot
nevernot

Commissioner Ethics at his best.... What's it going to take to get Rundle off her sycophantic ass to prosecute some of his blatant illegal activities surrounding his numerous shady deals.

Gloria L. Pierce
Gloria L. Pierce

Sounds like you have some personal thing against Marc --- what is it? I find him to be wonderful and I love that he is such a strong environmental leader.   He is easy to talk to and easy to find - surprising that this paper couldn't catch up with him - they might try just walking outside in the Grove where he is often around talking to his constituents. 

Bmanmpd
Bmanmpd

Is anybody surprised?  This is politics as usual in the Banana Republic

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Speaking of the environment... Where's that hybrid car of his?

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