"The guy has to say something about everything!!! It's all against him, and he is a crusader for justice (LOL) watch that go on a website!!" As quoted by Sergio Gonzalez of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation - Regional Program Administrator.

Sarasota County
Code Corruption


Civil Rights
The dedication of people to right the wrongs perpetrated on innocent Sarasota citizens and contractors, extends to pursuing action against government agencies, employers, and retail establishments for civil rights violations involving discrimination and harassment, code enforcement misconduct, and abuses of power. These important cases not only seek to compensate individuals for the harm done to them, but to change public policy and prevent similar abuses from happening to others.
Code Enforcement in Sarasota County Misconduct

While excessive force and police brutality is a stark example of civil rights violations, illegal or unconstitutional police misconduct may appear in many other forms, from harassment to false arrests, to false code enforcement citations issued by Harvey Ayers in Sarasota County. Most arrests must be done pursuant to a warrant, although there are several exceptions. Likewise, all searches and seizures must be reasonable, even in cases where the warrant requirement does not apply. Addressing these matters within the criminal case may not fully redress the wrongs committed, and civil action may be necessary to fully remedy the illegal or wrongful conduct.

Other Governmental Abuses of Power
In the context of criminal law, the prosecutor wields even more power than the police, and prosecutorial abuses are just as dangerous to the individual and society. Malicious prosecution – a prosecution undertaken in bad faith or for bad motives – is a violation of civil rights.

The government may also act inappropriately in regard to an individual’s
First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to peaceful assembly, and others. While the government may lawfully regulate speech and conduct in some respects, some laws and ordinances may be unconstitutional on their face, while others may be applied in such a way as to violate individual or group rights.

Harassment and Discrimination
Civil rights violations are not limited to government actors. Local, state and federal laws and constitutions protect individual rights in the areas of employment, fair housing, public accommodations such as hotels and restaurants, admission to career schools, and other areas. These laws protect an individual from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, disability, and other factors.

Wherever There is Injustice
In addition to the U.S. and Florida Constitutions, there are many state and federal statutes protecting civil rights. Also, city ordinances have been enacted as well as county ordinances covering numerous counties. many attorneys and the ACLU are prepared to handle your case in whatever forum is most appropriate to resolving your complaint, whether it be before the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Civil Rights Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or in state or federal court. If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, speak up.

SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT These cases are about much more than building code violations, unlicensed contracting, or allegedly aiding and abetting. They are about a corrupt Sarasota County code enforcement department that has targeted me for my vocal opposition to its policies, for complaints I've filed, for questioning the credibility and trustworthiness of its employees, including Harvey Ayers, Gu8y McCauley and Robert Lepley and appears to be a favor to a disgruntled local politician and former customer of mine State Senator Greg Steube. Their actions constitute what's known as selective enforcement, which is an affirmative defense I have provided notice that I would asserting in the hearings but was not permitted. At previous hearings the County and former magistrate erroneously believed that selective enforcement is not a defense in code enforcement proceedings. I had to educate them. Therefore, I provided copies of Polk County v. Mitchell, 931 So.2d 922 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2006), Powell v. City of Sarasota, 953 So.2d 5 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2006), and Campbell v. Rainbow City, Alabama, 434 F.3d 1306 (11th Cir. 2006). These cases explain that selective enforcement is in fact a cognizable defense in these types of proceedings. As required by those cases I demonstrate that the County has targeted me because it has arbitrarily classified me as an enemy of the county code enforcement department. I demonstrate that I have been treated differently from other similarly situated individuals and that the County has unequally applied a facially neutral ordinance and state statute for the purpose of discriminating against me. You will learn through evidence and testmony presented that in early 2017 I did contract work for State Senator Greg Stuebe. Mr. Stuebe was not happy with my services and appears to have used his political influence and clout to persuade Sarasota County to come after me in retaliation and after Senator Greg Steube told on of my subcontractors that he was going to make my life a living hell. The day after Senator Greg Stuebe filed a complaint, Sarasota County employees stormed all of my job sites, threatened my workers, scared my customers and extorted my private banking records under the threat of putting me out of business and stopping work on my jobs. In May 2017 I filed a complaint against county employees. This was a big mistake because since then code enforcement officer Harvey Ayers has written me and my subcontractor a total of 16 citations, 8 of which I have had dismissed. I have been dragged before both the Sarasota County General and Mechanical Licensing and Examining Boards a total of four times. My building and roofing licenses have been revoked within the County and my HVAC license suspended for two years. I have been before magistrate Wittmer a total of 3 times, with countless other hearings scheduled but cancelled. The citations before the Court today have been reissued twice. These cases are about retaliation, not code citations. I have filed two appeals and four petitioners for writ of certiorari and am in the process of filing two more appeals in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court in Sarasota Florida for relief. Recently the special magistrate, Robert Zack wrote in his final order that my licenses in the State of Florida have been revoked, funny thing is, the State of Florida has sent me certified letters stating that is untrue. The same magistrate said I am prohibited from working in Manatee County, funny thing is, Manatee County says “no you are NOT prohibited from working in Manatee County”, so where do these monkeys get their idiotic facts from? This is what I am battling and am determined to change the system so no one else ever has to deal with this corruption! It is now my life’s mission. Join the group of people that have been harassed and demoralized by lies, corruption, extortion and a system that is broken and lets protest, voice our opinions, get a petition signed and distributed and STOP THE INSANITY! In Sarasota County.

MALICIOUS CIVIL PROSECUTION These cases are a result of malicious civil prosecution. These cases began back in October 2017 when the citation was issued under case numbers CC-17-3606, CC-17-3949 and CC-17-4056(A). On Dec. 15, 2017, a hearing was held on the initial hearing, but was continued in order for the county to obtain a witness, which is not allowed and where Harvey Ayers lied under oath. A second hearing was held on Feb. 9, 2018. That hearing resulted in the county voluntarily dismissing all pending citations against me for their failure to meet statutory and ordinance requirement that the citation list the date and time of the alleged violation. On Feb. 12, 2018, the citations were all reissued. Those citations were scheduled to go to hearing April 13 2018, and April 20, 2018, but both were cancelled. On April 6, 2018, the County reissued the same citations, changing a few words of the facts, but under the new case number before the court today. The county is engaging in malicious civil prosecution of this citation. The county is well aware that the citation still fails to comport with the statutory requirements that it denote an accurate time and date. The county also continues to rely on the testimony of Harvey Ayers who they know to be unreliable, and who has a sordid history of unreputable conduct and dishonesty. Mr. Ayers has even committed the criminal offense of perjury on two occasions related to litigation, which I am involved, yet the county does not blink an eye when using him to attempt to prove its case. There is no reasonable explanation for the manner in which the county has decided to pursue its prosecution of me. It is malicious prosecution. The county lacked probable cause to bring forth these citations and allegations and continue to lack probable cause six long months later. I have won a favorable ruling in this case on Feb. 9, 2018, and on June 8, 2018 when the citations were dismissed. Yet, the county has since reissued the citations twice and changed the wording to suit themselves and stated that a licensed contractor is in violation when he signs a contract. WTF?