Mayor Tomás Regalado and Daughter Raquel Fined for Campaign Finance Violations

The family that pays fines together, binds together, we guess.

Both Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and his daughter Raquel Regalado, a Miami-Dade School Board member, have been fined for sloppy bookkeeping during his 2009 campaign for office.

Raquel served as treasurer for her father's campaign (the fines are not related to her own run for school board) and apparently didn't do the best job. The books, which were kept by hand, were off by as much as $40,000. They were also given to the city clerk late once.

Hmm, how much control does Raquel, as a school board member, have over local kids' math education?

According to the Miami Herald, both she and her father were fined $5,000 each after the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated.

The investigators chalk up the mistakes to sloppiness, not any intentional criminal violations.

However, Tomás Regalado is still being investigated for possibly taking $8,500 in donations from overseas.

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Kyle Munzenrieder