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Saturday, August 12, 2017
MOONLIGHTING NOT DISCLOSED: Deputy St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections WAYNE EDWARD FUSCO
This is shocking -- undisclosed moonlighting by the dodgy career deputy in the Supervisor of Elections office, and when I asked questions, the subject of my inquiry (WAYNE EDWARD FUSCO) answered, instead of his nominal boss, the lax louche elected official in quo (Republican Supervisor of Elections VICKI OAKES).
-----Original Message----- From: Ed Slavin To: wfusco Cc: voakes
Sent: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 4:01 pm Subject: Re: Request No. 2017-444: SJC Deputy Supervisor of Elections Wayne Edward Fusco's outside employment -- incomplete, false or misleading financial disclosure filings?
Dear Ms. Oakes and Mr. Fusco: 1. Why did Deputy Supervisor Wayne Fusco respond for St. Johns County Election Supervisor Ms. Oakes about Mr. Fusco's moonlighting?
2. That seems like another conflict of interest to me.
3. Mr. Fusco's response (below) appears to be incomplete, false or misleading, as do his Form 1 financial disclosure filings under F.S. 112 (Florida Ethics law).
4. In fact, Mr. Fusco DOES charge for taking and providing photographs, and his WAYNE FUSCO PHOTOGRAPHY website so states:
The Memory Maker – $750 2 Photographers for up to 7 hours of coverage. A 1 hour session for the engagement. 20% discount on any print items, albums or custom prints A $250 is required to secure your photographers
Priceless Memories – $1500 2 Photographers for up to 11 hours of coverage. A 1 hour session for the engagement. 30% discount on any print items, albums or custom prints A $650 is required to secure your photographers
* Both packages provide access to a password protected gallery for downloading all photos taken.
These images are scaled down representations of the actual images. You will be provided the RAW image file that you can do as you want with. If you need to have your image converted to another format, just ask and we will take care of that for you. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
5. Thus, Mr. Fusco's financial disclosure form on the SoE website appears incomplete, false or misleading, Mr. Fusco.
6. Will Mr. Fusco kindly amend his Florida financial disclosure Form 1 on or before close of business on Monday, August 14 to disclose his source(s) of income from your (apparently unlicensed and unincorporated) WAYNE FUSCO PHOTOGRAPHY business, nunc pro tunc, for 2012-2016. Please include any paid work for the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association, Republican Executive Committee, Historic City News, St. Augustine Record, Conch House, weddings and other events.
7. Please provide copies of any documents evidencing or documenting ANY discussions of St. Johns County Deputy SoE Wayne Fusco's outside photography employment with Election Supervisor Ms. Vicki Oakes, required by SJC SoE personnel policies, which Mr. Fusco have shared (below).
As requested, I have included the portion of our Employee manual dealing with Conflicts of Interest and Outside Employment below my response.
Concerning your question about me working for Historic City News or the Republican Party of St Johns County, I take photos of many events and people in and around St. Augustine; those photos are freely available for anyone view and/or download from my website without cost. (Emphasis added).
Elections Office employees shall not have personal investments in any enterprise that could create substantial conflict between their private interests and the public interest.
It is important that employees do not maintain such relationships with organizations, businesses or individuals with which they have official County business. Such behavior might be construed as evidence of favoritism, coercion, unfair advantage or collusion.
Employees who have any concerns about violating this policy should seek advice from his/her Supervisor to avoid misrepresentation of facts.
Accepting employment or self-employment during off duty hours in addition to your Elections Office work is not encouraged, but is not prohibited. You are reminded; however, that your Elections Office job is primary and the outside job should not interfere or conflict with your work. To avoid possible conflicts with outside employment regular full time employees are asked to discuss the matter with the Supervisor of Elections in advance of accepting outside employment.
From: Ed Slavin <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 1:53 PM To: Vicky Oakes Cc: Wayne Fusco Subject: Request No. 2017-444: Wayne Fusco outside employment approval
Dear Ms. Oakes: Please send me any document approving any outside employment for Wayne Fusco, e.g., for Historic City News or the St. Johns County Republican Executive Committee, and kindly provide a copy of your office policy on moonlighting and organizational conflict of interest (OCI).
*** Under Florida Law, FS 119, email addresses are public record. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send emails to this entity. Instead, please contact this office by phone or in writing.
WAYNE EDWARD FUSCO,
DEPUTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, ST. JOHNS COUNTY
FAILS TO DISCLOSE OUTSIDE INCOME FROM PHOTOGRAPH BUSINESS IN FLORIDA ETHICS COMMISSION FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORMS, 2012-2016
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