Back in 2007, in a Miami Herald article exposing Stackhouse's
double-billing scheme, Kendrick Meek insisted there was "absolutely
no connection" between his efforts to win federal funding for the
project and his mom's involvement with the developer. The congressman
asserted that Carrie Meek never asked him to dole out federal dollars
to the biotech park.
Well you don't have to be a superstar ace detective to figure out that momma Meek doesn't really need to ask her son to do anything. She just has to show up the same way Vincenzo Pentangeli did before his brother Frank was set to testify against Michael Corleone in the Godfather II.
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So it doesn't surprise me that Stackhouse's criminal defense lawyer is Larry Handfield, who is going to do his best to keep his client from dropping a dime on the Meeks and Rolle. After all, Handfield was vice-chairman of the James E. Scott Association when Rolle was still the agency's chief executive and Stackhouse had given a $10,000 donation to the non-profit. Handfield and Rolle also served on the board of the Public Health Trust when they voted in favor of opening a public clinic inside the failed biotech park. The facility was never opened.
And even if the ongoing criminal investigation doesn't touch him, Kendrick Meek's support of the failed project and his mother's connections to Stackhouse is going to hurt him in the primary and general elections.
Click on the link below to read Stackhouse's arrest warrant.