By The Sunny Isles Beach Reporter – Sharon Elster, Editor
If a candidate is willing to fabricate untruthful information about his background, how reliable a Commissioner would he be for our City? Eugene D. Newman (also known as Gene Newman, or whatever he may have used as his name and date of birth elsewhere) recently mailed out a campaign flier stating his academic credentials. The problem is that misleading statements were uncovered, as generally they are wont to do with those seeking public office.
Newman’s mailed brochure states: “After graduating Brown, Gene received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in marketing and finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His MBA thesis was marked “With Honors” and is included in the Wharton Library.”
Not so fast, Mr. Newman. I received email verification on February 13, 2015 from Ms. Cathy Ogur, Business Research Librarian, Lippincott Library of the Wharton School, wherein she informs me: There is no thesis by Eugene or Gene Newman held by the Penn Libraries, which includes Lippincott Library (Wharton Library), as you can see from the search for theses in the collection with an author of Newman, linked below:
By accessing the link provided by Ms. Ogur, Sunny Isles Beach voters can see for themselves, through library records which date from 1937, of the nineteen “Newman” names listed there is no individual by the name of Eugene (Gene) Newman.
Additionally we have discovered that with all Mr. Newman’s boasting about his business acumen, he drove his inherited family business into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. [Source: NooNoo Rug Co., Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey, #05-11564]
We have checked the credentials of all three candidates. Eugene Newman is the only one we caught overtly embellishing his record. There is no excuse for a potential public servant to do this.
If Mr. Newman is willing to distort the truth when it doesn’t matter, what will he do when it DOES?
WE AGAIN URGE VOTERS TO SUPPORT THE MOST FORTHRIGHT AND QUALIFIED CANDIDATE ON THE BALLOT. THIS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17th ELECT COMMISSIONER DANA GOLDMAN.