Rick Scott's Taxpayer Waste Czar Got $400,00 No-Bid Contract in Taxpayer Money

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Abraham Uccello, the man appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to head a task force to reduce waste in state government, once received a $400,000 no-bid contact from the state to provide "technology consulting." Uccello, by the way, is close friends with Steve MacNamara, Scott's chief of staff.

Here's a good idea of how to reduce government waste: don't give lucrative, no-bid contracts to friends of high-ranking government officials!

MacNamara used his position in the state government to urge the Florida Senate to give his friend Uccello the six-figure contact back in 2010.

From the AP:
Uccello and MacNamara are friends, and Uccello sometimes stays with MacNamara when he is in Tallahassee. Uccello also has a state government badge that gives him access to the governor's office.
Last year, MacNamara again used his influence to get Scott to appoint Uccello the head of the Florida Government Efficiency Task Force. He announced an ambitious goal to reduce government spending by $3 billion.

The only information on Uccello that Riptide could dig up is that he's a real estate agent in Sarasota. We're not sure what experience Uccello has in either technology consultation or the reduction of government spending.

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Corruption101
Corruption101

Taxpayers are forced to pay over $3 Bil to the Marlins Stadium. The Canadian owned Marlins keep 100% of all revenues.

Loly Smith
Loly Smith

Gov Scott needs to go!

Please go and sign the Petition below! and pass it on to everyone you know.

If the address below does not work go to Google and type in: Signon Florida Right of Recall.

signon.org/sign/florida-right-...

Loly Smith
Loly Smith

Gov Scott needs to go!

Please go and sign the Petition below! and pass it on to everyone you know.

If the address below does not work go to Google and type in: Signon Florida Right of Recall.

http://signon.org/sign/florida...

Bubba the Wise
Bubba the Wise

Kyle,

Any information on how many billions Uccello has saved the state to date???

WOLVERINE33523
WOLVERINE33523

NEVER TRUST A GUY WHO ALWAYS LOOKS LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS!!!!!!!Can't wait ta get the hell outta Fla. & away from this CROOK next year....    ;-) EVERY1 WHO VOTED 4 THIS CROOK..... I HOPE YER JOBS & HOUSES WERE THE 1ST. 1'S TA GO.....  ;-)

tiredofcorruption
tiredofcorruption

Absolutely rediculous.  They are all corrupt.  And Rickey Schmuck is the biggest of all.

JagerBaBomb
JagerBaBomb

Typical. This guy is even more open about his corruption than most. Shocks me how little people care about this stuff, but if someone steps on a kitten, or shoots someone, well drop everything! Stop the press! 

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

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