HOLLYWOOD – Prosecutors with the Broward State Attorney’s Office have cleared former Hollywood city manager Cameron Benson.
Through anonymous letters, Benson was accused of ordering Hollywood police officer Dan Dunn to purchase a generator on a city issued credit card and deliver it to Benson’s father at his Lauderhill home.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the prosecutors conducted an investigation into the allegations and found the claims to be false.
In a sworn statement, Dunn denied the accusations and told investigators he offered to buy the generator for Benson’s father in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma in 2005, because Cameron Benson was busy managing the city’s clean up effort. Dunn said he was reimbursed upon delivering it. During the investigation, Cameron Benson produced a canceled check made out to Dunn, as proof.
“Mr. [Cameron] Benson was able to provide a canceled check from Hayworth Benson dated 10/26/05 for $1,415 for Officer Dunn’s purchases on his credit card for him,” wrote Assistant State Attorney Jeannette Camacho in her memo closing the case.
“There is no evidence to support that Mr. Benson committed any crime in reference to the generators.
There were other anonymous allegations made against Cameron Benson, but state attorney’s spokesperson Ron Ishoy said there are no other open investigations involving him.