Say you're Miami-Dade's top prosecutor. On Aug. 14, you easily won reelection to your sixth term. But your campaign was embarrassed by the revelation that one of your trusted campaign consultants may have previously employed a woman criminally charged with absentee ballot fraud. As a result of your ... More >>
Family drama and political corruption have collided in Opa-locka this afternoon as three immediate family members of the town's Mayor Myra Taylor were rounded up and arrested for campaign fund fraud.John Taylor, the mayor's husband, Demetrius Taylor, her son, and Elvira Smith, her sister, all now fa ... More >>
Opa-Locka Mayor Myra TaylorOpa-Locka could use some good news. Unfortunately, it's not forthcoming. This past July 26, the city's mayor Myra Taylor agreed to pay a $1,500 fine and receive a public reprimand from the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission.An investigation revealed that in 2009 and 2010, whe ... More >>
Natacha Seijas got some early retribution against Jean Monestime.Twelve days ago, we reported how Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas offered Jean Monestime $750,000 in general obligation bond funds set aside for affordable housing in her district so her new colleague could use the mone ... More >>
Natacha Seijas understands what it is like to drive through Opa-Locka.Yesterday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas was feeling extra generous with taxpayer dollars. She promised to transfer $750,000 in affordable housing funds from her district to the district of green Commissioner Jean ... More >>
Why would some vacant property in dirt-poor, dysfunctional Opa-Locka lead to all-out war?