Florida Commission on Ethics

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    September 12, 2014

    Ethics Commission on David Rivera's Shenanigans: "We're Over It"

    It's not been a good week for troubled ex-congressman David Rivera. First, a former confidant was sentenced to a slap on the wrist for her role in running a puppet primary candidate against Rivera's political rival Joe Garcia, with everyone suspecting that when he's eventually charged he'll take the ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Mark Weithorn Fined $3,000 For State Ethics Violation

    Word to the wise aspiring politicians: If you omit financial information when disclosing your personal net worth to voters, you will get caught. Just ask Mark Weithorn, who ran a failed campaign for state legislative seat representing Miami Beach last year. At its regular meeting in June, the Florid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Fishy David Rivera-Linked Candidate Justin Lamar Sternad Files Blank Finance Report, Pleads the Fifth

    Despite an Everest-sized mountain of evidence that Rep. David Rivera orchestrated a sham campaign by an unknown candidate in the Democratic primary, the incumbent has steadfastly denied knowing anything about the case. Rivera also denies being under federal investigation even though multiple sources ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Rep. David Rivera Broke Ethics Laws, According to State Commission

    For a while it seemed like GOP Rep. David Rivera may as well have been named Teflon Dave. No matter what accusations were flung at him, nothing stuck.Now, it looks like he's running out of luck. The Florida Commission on Ethics has found that Rivera broke state laws by failing to fully disclose his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Florida Is Officially America's Most Corrupt State

    Which is the single most corrupt state in our glorious union? Is it Illinois with its Rod Blagojevich bribery bonanza? Louisiana with its freezer-stuffing yet always reelected congressmen? California with its small-town, $700,000-salaried officials?None of the above, according to a new study out thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    David Rivera Says He Worked for Company That's Never Heard of Him

    ​For the past seven years David Rivera, a Republican state legislator now running for congress in district 25, has filed sworn documents claiming that besides his salary from the state his main source of income has been from U.S. Agency for International Development. Well, The Miami Herald contact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    North Bay Village's Unrest

    North Bay Village residents believe Mayor Oscar Alfonso (left), city attorney Joseph Geller (center), and city manager Matthew Schwartz (right) are in cahoots, doing bad things.​North Bay Village manager Matthew Schwartz is under fire. This past Tuesday, during the city commission's regular meetin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    North Bay Village = Quid Pro Quo

    In the Fifties and Sixties, North Bay Village was a place where seedy mobsters and corrupt politicians came home to roost.  At one point in its 63-year history, a law-enforcement report concluded North Bay Village, a man-made three-island city along the John F. Kennedy Causeway, had "Dade's larges ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Blind Date

    Tasha Joseph's Website shows fiction is stranger than truth

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Say Hello to Your New Commissioner

    Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez

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    September 13, 2001

    That Old Familiar Face

    When you hear the name Maurice Ferré, what comes to mind? Something positive? Negative? Anything at all?

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    March 29, 2001

    Smooth Operator

    Personal financial embarrassments and allegations of sexual impropriety have done nothing to spoil Derrick Miller's political fortunes in Opa-locka

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    February 17, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of February 17, 2000

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    May 8, 1997

    When Vicki Met Syl

    Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.

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    July 4, 1996

    Fume It May Concern

    Hialeah Gardens buys its gasoline from pumps owned by a city councilman. A Hialeah Gardens city councilman.

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    October 12, 1995

    Going South

    Civics and spirituality. Politics and prayer. In the ongoing battle against inertia, Goulds bares the conflicts at its core.

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    July 6, 1994
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    July 6, 1994

    Larry Hawkins The Man Who Loved Women

    Vietnam left him paralyzed and in constant pain. But his female co-workers -- who have spent the past fifteen years fending off unwanted advances and inappropriate comments -- say his greatest handicaps are from the neck up.

  • News

    September 15, 1993

    Meet Miami's Next Mayor

    Part 2: Miriam Alonso knows how to put votes together, but she can't seem to separate dirty tricks from politics