Zakee Fur’qan under investigation by Florida Department of State

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The Jacksonville mayoral election, and the Alvin Brown campaign, are in the rearview mirror at this point. Despite thar, Zakee Fur’qan remains in the news.

Mark Glaeser, a Gainesville resident, filed an election fraud complaint on March 27 accusing Fur’qan of potential voter fraud. It has been referred to the State Attorney’s Office by the General Counsel at the Florida Department of State. Glaeser received word from Tallahassee that the complaint is being investigated late last month.

In April, Florida Politics reported that among a group of “local business leaders” brought out by the Brown campaign for an endorsement event was Fur’qan, who according to records had committed second-degree murder and other felony crimes earlier under his birth name, Leon Edward NelsonThe Brown campaign moved quickly to scrub Fur’qan’s name from its website record of the endorsement event, and took other measures to repudiate the endorsement.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


One comment

  • Mark Glaeser

    June 29, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    The complaint against Mr. Fur’qan was filed on March 27th. On June 25th, after a 13 week investigation, the General Counsel at DOS found enough cause to refer the case to the appropriate Stata Attorney.

    Mark Glaeser

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