When Does the Firetti Campaign Get the Tate Level of Scrutiny?
Someone sent me this link about “Mike Firetti of Rehoboth Beach” paying $16,000 for a vanity license plate in Delaware a month ago.Â Looks like “Mr. Loudoun County” is living large in Delaware!
This got me once again thinking about his decidedly unusual campaign financing for his failed bid to be Chairman of the Board.Â The last campaign filing from the Firetti campaign to be posted was that of January 15, 2008, which was a single page “No Activity Statement” showing a negative campaign balance of $5,637.37.Â The last substantive campaign finance filing was that of December 15, 2007, where the campaign showed the sameÂ negative balance, but listed $65,971.80 in “Debts Remaining Unpaid as of This Report”, including $51,248.31 to Fineline Marketing & CommunicationsÂ (headed by Herndon resident Brian Roherty), $4,812.00 to Blitz Media (BobÂ Maistros), and $1,500 to his campaign manager Joshua Dispenza.
So young Joshua Dispenza seemingly gets shafted for $1500 while Firetti blows $16,000 on a license plate?Â Wouldn’t you think this deserves at least cursory investigation, since rooting out campaign financeÂ misdeeds seems so important in the Tate case?Â For pointing this out do I get personal email updates from the Commonwealth Attorney’s office like Laurie LeTourneau, or do I get a nasty letter like Jey Jeyanathan received?