A prison stay and bankruptcy can't keep him down.
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
For 30 days Steve Shiver wasn't sleazy or overtly unethical. A personal record for the county manager.
If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up
The continuing success of lobbyist Ron Book: Perverse proof of how much lawmakers need lawbreakers
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
Michael Aller can smooth-talk with the best of them. His political friends in Miami Beach love him for it. His creditors don't.