Socialist Candidate’s Criminal Record Comes Back to Haunt Her


This is the year of the socialists. But it’s also the year of the scandal for socialists. First, you had Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor of Florida as a Democrat, who is currently under investigation for corruption by the FBI and the newest one, Julia Salazar, who was arrested for stealing from baseball legend, Keith Hernandez’s ex-wife, Kai.

She made three separate attempts to access her bank account and is alleged to have stolen about $13,000 in cash and property when she was house sitting for Hernandez. She is said to have stolen $11,800 in cash, $1,175 in Pottery Barn vouchers and $950 in wine.

From The Daily Caller

According to the Daily Mail, Salazar house-sat for Kai Hernandez in 2010. When she returned to her home in Jupiter, Florida, Kai Hernandez told police that Salazar had stolen $11,800 in cash, $1,175 in Pottery Barn vouchers and $950 in wine.

Audio obtained by Tablet Magazine allegedly shows that Salazar made three separate attempts in December 2010 to impersonate Kai Hernandez in order to gain access to her accounts at UBS Bank.

A financial adviser quickly alerted Kai Hernandez an hour after the final call, leading her to file a police report two days later.

Several months later, according to Tablet, Salazar was arrested. Charges were eventually dropped after the state attorney’s office felt “there was not a likelihood of conviction” based on her voice alone, according to a detective at the Tequesta Police Department.

Salazar was once a neighbor of the Hernandezes, which blows apart her narrative that she grew up poor. Especially since her father was making a six figure salary. Why do all socialists have this fantasy of growing up poor? Is it like some badge of courage or something?

From Tablet Mag:

Julia Salazar, the Democratic Socialist candidate running for New York state Senate, was arrested in 2011 on allegations of fraudulently attempting to access the bank account of Kai Hernandez, a family friend and then-wife of baseball star Keith Hernandez. The incident is chronicled in police reports, court records, and audio files, all of which have been obtained by Tablet. The key evidence: phone call recordings made by UBS Bank of an individual posing as Ms. Hernandez in an effort to access her account. Despite the arrest, she was ultimately not charged.

On Dec. 14, 2010, after being played the recordings by her banker, Kai Hernandez said she recognized Salazar as the voice on the phone and subsequently filed a police report. Charles Weinblatt, the Tequesta, Florida, Police Department detective assigned to the case, interviewed Salazar on March 23, 2011, and immediately identified her as the speaker on the calls, placing her under arrest. This week, he reaffirmed his conclusion that Salazar was the perpetrator, in an interview with Tablet.

Tablet has acquired the recording of the calls made to the bank, allegedly by Salazar, and they are reproduced in the story below, with sensitive information redacted.

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