The Real Deal Miami

Developer played a part in Tamarac mayoral scandal

July 10, 2009 11:53AM

Developer Prestige Homes offered a $200,000 payoff if former Tamarac Mayor Joe Schreiber would give his support to Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco, withdrawing support for his own wife, Mae Schreiber, the ex-politician said. Flansbaum-Talabisco won the election and is now mayor. Bruce Chait, the owner of Prestige Homes, denied the allegation. The flap comes from an ongoing conflict over the Chaits’ desire to convert a pair of Tamarac golf courses — Monterrey and Sabal Palm — into housing developments. The projects were opposed by many residents, but Flansbaum-Talabisco was among the Tamarac commission members who supported the proposal.