Mayor Raul Martinez and challenger Nilo Juri had participated in absentee
ballot tampering. Twelve years later, federal HUD officials investigated
then-Hialeah Housing Authority director Alex Morales for forcing housing
employees to campaign during working hours and instructing building managers to
hand-deliver ballots with instructions on whom to vote for. Though the feds recommended Morales be put on administrative leave, it never happened. And he was never charged.
Cue voted for the first time. When she registered to vote September 28, 2005,
she listed her address at 360 W. 50th St. in Hialeah, a three-bedroom residence
owned by George and Teresita Fuente.
an educational aide. Her employee contact information form and resumé showed
the Mystic Pointe condo as her home address. But on her employment application,
she wrote a third address: 874 W. Fourth St., in Hialeah, a three-bedroom house
owned by her maternal grandparents.
city council appointed Cue to fill a slotvacated by Esteban Bovo, who was
elected state representative. Hialeah law requires council people to live in