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Ozzie deFaria Cannot Prove His Jobs Creation Claims, Campaign Off-Message

By Javier Manjarres

Last night’s Republican primary congressional debate in Davie between the candidates vying to replace Debbie Wasserman Schultz came and went without any fanfare.

The only candidate not in attendance was Karen Harrington who was unable to attend to due a prior commitment.  During the opening statements, Osvaldo “Ozzie” deFaria was called out by an audience member regarding his claim that he was directly responsible for creating 2000 jobs and $800 million to the economy.

I have created over $800 million to the economy. I’ve created over 2000 private sector jobs - Ozzie deFaria

Just as deFaria finished making this assertion, someone in the audience yelled out,”prove it.”

deFaria was unnerved by this challenge, it forced deFaria to ante up and attempt to prove his claim. deFaria nervously held up a recently mailed political mailer from his campaign that stated the testimony of three of his past business associates.

deFaria said the following as he held up the mailer-

I’ve created over 2000 jobs, $800 million to the economy, and $1.5 billion, don’t take my word for it…-Ozzie deFaria

deFaria simply cited his three past business associates as proof positive that he did do what he said he did. So, we’ll do just as Ozzie asks us to do- we won’t take his word for it.

As you see below, in the actual political mailer, none of these past business associates corroborate deFaria’s jobs and/or economic numbers claims. All three of these past associates merely state that Ozzie is a swell guy and that he has good business skills. deFaria is just regurgitating his own claims.










Here is the Ozzie deFaria ‘Proving’ his claims.

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Heck, I am sure that the other candidates could find three associates from their past who could vouch for whatever claims they needed to make.  But when it comes down to it, deFaria could not back up his own claim, plain and simple.

Is deFaria taking credit for jobs that AT&T created collectively within all of its business departments?  deFaria himself said that he was an employee of the company and actually he managed one of AT&T’s divisions.

How did deFaria add $800 million to the economy? Is he using AT&T’s total or partial sales/earnings numbers as well?

deFaria is basing his entire campaign on his business acumen, and there’s no problem with that- and we are not questioning his success in business.  But if deFaria was so successful in business, why does he have so many public records filed against in during the past seven years, including several legal matters and two judgment lien against him, one domestic and the other foreign?

So again, as Ozzie asked us- don’t take his word for it- we’ll take the word of the Broward County Clerk of the Court.

 Here is the list of deFaria’s civil court actions. deFaria’s 2006 Repeat Violence and Battery Arrest record can be found here.

Broward County Case Number: COCE05011501 State Reporting Number: 062005CC011501AXXXCE
Court Type: Civil Division – County Court Case Type: CC Enforce Foreign Jgmt </= $15,000
Incident Date: N/A Filing Date: 07/28/2005
Court Location: Central Courthouse Case Status: Disposition Entered
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A Judge ID / Name: 51 Dishowitz, Martin R.
Style: Terra Mgmt Co Plaintiff vs. Osvaldo Defaria, Jr. Defendant

Broward County Case Number: COWE07027615 State Reporting Number: 062007CC027615AXXXWE
Court Type: Civil Division – County Court  Case Type: * Small Claims +
Sub Type: Damages > $500 – $2,500
Incident Date: N/A Filing Date: 11/30/2007
Court Location: West Courthouse Case Status: Disposition Entered
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A Judge ID / Name: 80 Berman, Fred J.
Style: Karen Agostos Plaintiff vs. Osvaldo Defaria Defendant
Broward County Case Number: CACE11005287 State Reporting Number: 062011CA005287AXXXCE
Court Type: Civil Division – Circuit Court Case Type: Auto Negligence
Incident Date: N/A Filing Date: 03/04/2011
Court Location: Central Courthouse Case Status: Pending
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A Judge ID / Name: 18 Singer, Michele Towbin
Style: Patricia Jonas Plaintiff vs. Osvaldo F Defaria, et al Defendan
Broward County Case Number: DVCE05007368 State Reporting Number: 062005DR007368AXDVCE
Court Type: Civil Division – Domestic Violence Court Case Type: Repeat Violence
Incident Date: N/A Filing Date: 11/22/2005
Court Location: Central Courthouse Case Status: Disposition Entered
Magistrate ID / Name: N/A Judge ID / Name: 59 Kaplan, Michael G.
Style: Charles R Seibold, III Petitioner vs. Osvaldo F Defaria, Jr. Respondent
In addition, deFaria has attacked Karen Harrington by accusing her of embellishing her small business experience on a disgraceful website that is full of lies and accusations. What is disturbing about deFaria’s claim is that he cites that Harrington only owns a part of her family business. Harrington has always stated that she only owns a part of her family business- but does that make her any less of a small business owner? From what we have gathered and from what deFaria has stated, he has never owned a small business, he has only been employed by big business.
What message does deFaria send to all of those small business owners who are in partnership with family or friends?  
How many Americans have been part owners of a business with only 1/2, 1/4, or even 1/1o ownership stake?  deFaria’s scurrilous charge is nothing more than an attempt to cast needless aspersions on a perfectly respectable business arrangement that Harrington has been instrumental in running for almost 30 years.  Is this congressional?
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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. Women against wife beaters! June 30, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Ozzie has a pattern of being very angry! It’s just a matter of time before he hits someone again. I hope it’s not a women…

  2. Whats_Up June 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Funny – a citizen asks for proof and there is none. Yet the MSM here in FL rarely gives credit or admits the 1,000′s of jobs Gov. Scott has created – and there IS proof that he has done so.

    • Republican June 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      I could never vote for a guy that beats women! All his domestic violence charges on him makes him a losing candidate. This guy is a waste to Republicans…

  3. Mike Henry June 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I just hope that the public sees what a retrobate (spelling ?) this person is. I know Karen and I know from many conversations with her that she has insisted, no matter what, to take the high road when it comes to campaining. I really hope, that by this man’s own admission he comes in dead last in the primary. I have an inclination that the two top contenders will be Karen and Gineen. Gineen sounds qualified enough as far as government knowledge, but to me that just may be a qualification that we don’t really want or need right now, considering all that has happened the other day. Also, as one who has followed politics and political thought on a practical and socialogical way for decades, I have, in my mind come to the conclusion that serving under George W Bush as she said she did, was serving a big government republican as he and Ted Kennedy introduced the medicare drug program. In the end GWB spent and spent and spent under the guise of being a conservative……Well as the old saying goes, “if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck. GWB was in reality in my opinion a closet liberal. Maybe a nice one, but his foregin policy made stealth his domestic agenda.

    GO KAREN ! ! ! ! ! ! !!

    ps. It was sad to see that Joe Kaufman has as much actual, real life, private business experience as DWS

    • Kathy, Distric 23 voter. June 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      Javier, did you know that this sissy forced his x-wife and kid to address the BREC on his behalf to say that Ozzie is a good man and that he never hit them?

  4. Republican June 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I think all that BOTOX went Ozzie’s brain!

  5. NOPC June 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Oh the wicked web he weaves. Smarmy narcissistic guy with a very short fuse.

  6. Steve Elliot June 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Actually the winner of the debate was Kaufman and the biggest loser was Karen for not showing up once again. I wonder how Karen will react once she actually sits on the hot seat and get questions from people that are not part of an orchestrated event. In other words, I wonder how Karen will react to questions that are not planned ahead and are not part of her talking points.

  7. Craig July 1, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Steve is right, Joe Kaufman was the clear winner of the BREC debate. By the way, Joe also has as much real world business experience as Ronald Reagan and Allen West had when they took office. JOE FOR CONGRESS!!

    • Lisa July 3, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Joe is a FREAK!

  8. ME July 1, 2012 at 11:20 am


  9. The real Conservative Diva July 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

    This guy Ozzie proved nothing. Was that his proof? His friends making nice comments for him? Debbie would eat this guy alive! This guy is embarrassing the Republican party.

  10. Chelsea July 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    To defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz we need the most electable candidate and that candidate is Juan Eliel Garcia.
    Vote Juan Eliel Garcia for Congress District 23!

    • Sally July 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Juan Eliel? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Chelsea July 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

        Juan Eliel Garcia, the man that is going to win the race for Congress!

        For a full bio as well as his position on key issues visit his website:

  11. Sally July 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Juan Eliel Garcia? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Rich July 3, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Who here understands economics?
    Neither Ozzie deFaria, President Obama or Willard Romney are job creators.
    Do you know who the job creators are?
    They are YOU AND ME.
    Now, listen up, jobs are created when businesses respond to an increase in demand for their goods and or services. It has nothing to do with the amount of the owner’s wealth, the EPA, OSHA, the corporate tax rate or anything else. If a operators of a business see the opportunity to increase profits by adding employees, they will add employees to take advantage of a money making opportunity.
    Now, how do we increase the demand for goods and services, more money is needed in YOURS AND MY wallets. Wages for hard working, middle class Americans need to rise. Our incomes haven’t kept pace with the increase in management wages. You and I don’t have the levels of disposable income we did in the past.
    Believe it or not, the stagnation of middle class wages is also a major contributing factor to the bursting of the housing bubble. As fewer and fewer homes became affordable to fewer and fewer Americans, the value of these homes decreased and continues to do so.
    Why don’t republicans/conservatives/teabaggers every discuss these issues?

  13. Albert Jimenez July 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Seriously? Juan Eliel Garcia is a JOKE!!! I think he’s a liberal really who wants to expand government. He thinks he’s a charmer. He’s not subatnce.What record does he have?? Seriously!!!! “oh i’m cutest guy up here”-? He had no real substance at the debate.

  14. Jen July 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    My friends and I got a a mailer from Ozzie attacking Karen Harrington. I did my homework and found out that this guy Ozzie lied! My vote is with Karen…

  15. Star Eyes July 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Too bad the candidates don’t realize what they are doing to the Republican Party. It’s time to stop attacking each other and get elected. The web site designed by Ozzie was just way too much. He needs to check out the facts. Karen is the ONLY candidate with any chance at all of defeating DWS. She’s the ONLY candidate who has national recognition and national support. We NEED this one.

    • HOOK LINE & SINKER July 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Ozzie is a little baby. We own you Ozzie! u little sissy. Who’s your MOMMAAAAA! LOL!!!!!! ;)

  16. HOOK LINE & SINKER July 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Ozzie is a SISSY! WE OWN U little boy! Who’s your MOMAAAA ;) LOL!!!!!!