Barbara Carey-Shuler

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    February 28, 2012

    Michelle Spence-Jones to Go After Katherine Fernandez Rundle

    City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is looking for vindication at the expense of the city's top law enforcement official. According to a Feb. 14 letter her civil attorney sent Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Spence-Jones is preparing to sue the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office for allegedly violat ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    March 8, 2011

    Armando Codina: State Attorney 'Purposely Misled Me' In Spence-Jones Case

    Armando Codina​Talk about a hostile witness. Armando Codina, the developer at the heart of a criminal case against ex-Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, criticized prosecutor Richard Scruggs repeatedly on the stand today for "misleading" him. Prosecutors say the $12,500 Codina gave a charity at S ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Armando Codina Is "Disappointed" With Prosecutor Richard Scruggs

    Armando Codina​As jury selection continues in the bribery and grand theft trial of suspended Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, the prosecution's main witness, prominent developer Armando Codina, gave new testimony that pokes holes in the state's case. Trial is set to begin next week.I ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Michelle Spence-Jones Trial Begins Today

    Michelle Spence-Jones gets her day in court. ​The Michelle Spence-Jones public corruption saga is entering its final act. Her trial on grand theft and bribery charges begins today.Since her initial arrest in November 2009, days following her reelection to the Miami City Commission, Spence-Jones h ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    July 27, 2010

    Surprise, Surprise, Michelle Spence-Jones Is Innocent

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke revisits the ongoing saga of suspended Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.Turns out Michelle Spence-Jones was telli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Katherine Fernandez Rundle Mum On Barbara Carey-Shuler's Reversal

    ​Miami-Dade's top cop is great at putting on a show for the local press corps. Flanked by her public corruption lieutenants and other law enforcers this past November 13, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle stood before a roomful of reporters to announce the arrest of then-Miami c ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Barbara Carey-Shuler Admits She Ok'd $50,000 For Michelle Spence-Jones

    Barbara Carey-Shuler, aka Ms. Oh-I-Guess-I-Did-Write-That-Letter.​Last November, Barbara Carey-Shuler was the reason the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office charged then-Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones with grand theft of $50,000 in county grants that went to a now defunct family busi ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    After Eviction, Spence-Jones's Liberty City Cafe Is for Rent

    ​Sometimes Riptide likes to reminisce about our long and circuitous relationship with Michelle Spence-Jones. Like the good ol' days, last June, when she was still Overtown/Liberty City commissioner and we were trying to track her down for comment about her involvement in the case of since-convicte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Labeling Michelle Spence-Jones a Shameless Crook Is the Easy Way Out

    Even before she was arrested and suspended from office this past November 13, MichelleMichelle Spence-Jones does not need to be ashamed because she chooses to fight for her seat and her innocence.​ Spence-Jones let everyone know she would not go out without a fight. No one has forgotten how s ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 17, 2009
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    December 16, 2009

    Thank You for Your Paid Support

    Recently dismissed ethics complaints against three lobbyists provide a glimpse into how By Alex Izaguirre​developers will pay off so-called community activists to win support for their projects.In finding that zoning lawyers Juan Mayol, Joseph Goldstein, and Richard Perez did in fact register ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    November 19, 2009
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    November 13, 2009

    Michelle Bonds Out While Angel Skates

    ​Early this morning, in front of the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building at 1351 NW 12th Street, after reading from a prepared statement asserting her innocence, Michelle Spence-Jones grew testy with some of the Miami media horde chronicling her surrender to law enforcement officials.When WPLG's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    More from the Antonio Junior File

    Alex Izaguirre Antonio Junior, a local businessman who last year admitted to accepting and giving bribes, was full of information the day he debriefed anti-public-corruption law enforcers about his involvement in ripping-off Miami-Dade taxpayers. In addition to dropping a dime on his pal and ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Meet Antonio Junior, But Don't Call Him a Bagman

    Alex IzaguirreWell, at least Antonio Junior can take solace in knowing he made a killing as a minority partner in several deals involving Miami-Dade taxpayer money. And even though he ratted out his political godmother -- ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler -- and some of his other poli ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    News Roundup

    A former confidant of ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler claims that in the '90s, she accepted kickbacks from developers. [Herald]Tomas Regalado is apparently the "underdog" in the mayoral race, though I'm pretty sure by most measures he's doing just as well as or better than Joe San ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Esto solo pasa en Meeyami

    Today, the last day of 2008, Banana Republican highlights his ten favorite news stories of the year, the tales that truly capture life in a sun-drenched, third-world dimension. 10. Marc Sarnoff's Memo to Himself. The Coconut Grove loving city commissioner has a super secret meeting with Joe Arriol ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Dennis the Moderate

    Come January, expect to see a new dynamic take shape on the Miami-Dade County Commission when Dennis Moss becomes chairman. For one, Natacha Seijas will no longer have influence over the selection of committee chairs and assignments. Each of the last three commission chairs, from Barbara Carey-Shul ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    City Hall Stinks

    There's a war on Dinner Key, and Marc Sarnoff is a bomb-thrower.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    More Dirt on Commissioner Spence-Jones

    As was reported in New Times last week, Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is being investigated by the State Attorney for a laundry list of transgressions. One of those things -- whether she was paid for voting in favor of a Related Group condo project -- is the subject of a story in tod ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    The Price of Victory

    “All of these injuries could have resulted in death”

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005


    Jacques Evens Thermilus and Richard Caride

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    May 12, 2005


    Richard Scruggs

  • News

    May 5, 2005
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    April 14, 2005
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    April 7, 2005

    The Long Silence

    How did county police officials respond to a damaging report on racial profiling? They didn't

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    March 17, 2005

    A Feast of Thieves

    Scoundrels allegedly gorged themselves on millions stolen from MIA, and now a prominent politician is implicated in the conspiracy

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    November 25, 2004

    Commission Quest

    Miami-Dade's most coveted political prize is the chairman's Throne of Power. Those who dare to seek it must navigate the Swamp of Secrecy, endure the Guild of the Greased Palm, and avoid exposure by the Orb of Light

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    November 25, 2004

    Keep 'Em Separated

    The Office of the Inspector General and the Commission on Ethics and Public Trust may part ways after an acrimonious year

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    September 30, 2004
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    September 2, 2004

    The Teele Conspiracy

    Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?

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    June 3, 2004

    Head Case

    No buts about it

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    May 6, 2004

    Porch Patrol

    Brownsville resident Lorenzo Jones is waging a one-man war against the drug dealing across the street

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2004

    Primate Time

    A Chinese-style bash

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Neighborhood Bully

    Think financing a Marlins ballpark is tricky? Just try finding a place to put it

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    March 27, 2003

    When You Strike at a King You Must Kill Him

    Miami Commissioner Art Teele survived an attempted coup d'état. Now it's payback time.

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    September 5, 2002

    Is Jilda Unruh Getting Stiffed?

    After Channel 10's reporter angered UTD's Pat Tornillo, her education stories stopped appearing

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    July 11, 2002

    The Snake Pit

    The county jail is one of the largest psychiatric facilities in Florida

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    June 13, 2002

    The Thick Blue Line

    Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops

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    May 23, 2002

    A Man in Fool

    Free cops for your next event? Dorrin Rolle says yes.

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002


    Pat Tornillo

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Right On!

    Music Fest Miami is a complicated mission, but maybe no one understands Miami like a politician

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Not Just a Song

    If music be the stuff of controversy, Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler says, Play on

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Use It or Lose It

    The county must spend most of its current $35.2 million community development grant by October 31

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