BY BUDDY NEVINS
Disgrace School Board member Bev Gallagher, who is facing sentencing in federal court for bribery, needs some friends who will speak up for her.
So her daughter Ann Gallagher is searching for politicians who will ask US District Judge James I. Cohn to go easy on her mom.
The e-mail from Ann is circulating throughout Broward political circles. The message asks for help from the politicians.
Ann wants them to write and ask for leniency.
Some of the folks getting the e-mail know Gallagher intimately. Others have met her only once.
I can’t blame daughter Ann, who is a sometimes-political consultant. I would do the same thing if it were my mom.
I thought readers would be interested to see how this works.
Here it is:
From: “Ann K. Gallagher”
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010
Subject: a personal favor
I am overwhelmed with sadness and I am heartbroken about the circumstances that force me to write this letter. I’m also a little uncomfortable asking for help, but when it comes to my Mom, Beverly Gallagher, there really isn’t anything I wouldn’t do.
I was hoping that you could write a letter to the judge who will preside over my Moms sentencing and ask him for leniency. Specifically, any letters written on her behalf should address your knowledge and dealings with her and what kind of a sentence she should be given. Feel free to share any personal thoughts you may have, (i.e. that you always thought she was a good person, good Mom, honest, hardworking, etc) whatever you’re comfortable with.
If you’re able to do this, the letter should be addressed to:
US District Judge James I. Cohn
US District Court
299 E Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301
We need to collect the letters to give the Judge a package along with any motions her attorney will file by Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Please let me know if you would be willing to do this, if so I will make arrangements to pick up the letter from you.
Thank you so much.