Sylvester Lukis

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    January 25, 2012

    Miami-Dade Paying $340,000 To Lobbying Firms Tied To Marlins Debacle, Genting Agenda

    The four firms representing Miami-Dade County before the state legislature are mired in potential conflicts of interests and ongoing controversies. Yesterday, county commissioners awarded $120,000 each to law firms Ronald L. Book P.A. and Rutledge, Ecenia & Purnell, as well as $50,000 each for A ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Former Lee County Commissioner Vicki Lukis Is No Longer A Convicted Felon

    Vicki Lukis ​Fourteen years after New Times chronicled her free fall out of public office and into the slammer, Vicki Lukis has won her redemption. On Monday, federal Judge John Steele of the U.S. District Court in Lee County vacated her 1997 conviction on honest services fraud. Her case was a fas ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Xavier Suarez's Son Rolling in Campaign Dough

    Alex Izaguirre​ In this year's City of Miami elections, the theme is "Taking It Back to the Old School," considering Frank Carollo, brother of mercurial ex-Mayor Joe Carollo, is running for Joe Sanchez's seat. And then there is Francis Xavier Suarez, who  wants to replace Tomas Regalado on th ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    District 2 Dustup

    Watch for Frank Rollason to emerge from the slime

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    July 20, 2006

    The Ghetto Governor

    Dorrin Rolles dedication to his district is in question

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    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

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    January 15, 2004

    A Deal to Dial For

    A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid

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    February 6, 2003

    Beating Whitey

    Developer Donahue Peebles is as handsome, smooth, articulate, & nasty as he needs to be

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    August 15, 2002

    Teele’s (Or)Deal

    A nightmarish chapter in the annals of Miami government ends. Or does it?

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    December 4, 1997

    The Waiting Game

    After more than a year, Commissioner James Burke may finally learn what lies ahead: Prosecution or exoneration

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    May 15, 1997

    When Vicki Met Syl, Part Two

    Accused of bribery and public corruption, this power pair finds that love and justice prevail

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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.