Posts Tagged ‘Commission on Ethics and Public Trust’

Mayor’s campaign probed for $14,000 donation to company sharing his law office

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert says his reelection campaign is under investigation for making a $14,000 donation to a company that shares office space with his private law practice.
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Donors violate Miami Beach’s campaign finance laws, but face no discipline

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco derailed his political ascent by getting involved with a committee secretly raising money for his failed mayoral bid. Yet, lobbyists and vendors that built up the PAC’s $200,000 war chest have not faced any consequences despite a city ban designed to stop them from contributing to local candidates and political action committees if they do business with Miami Beach government.
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In Hialeah, money meant to feed poor kids pays for Las Vegas trip for city officials

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Two years ago, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez signed off on spending $7,621 from a $10,000 corporate grant for feeding poor children. Instead, the money went to pay for airline tickets and posh hotel accommodations for himself, his chief of staff, a police detective and four other city employees to attend a parks and recreation conference in Las Vegas.
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Hialeah’s mayor, a former crony, an off-the-books city gig and an ethics investigation

Friday, May 19th, 2017

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Being a political operative for Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez comes with city perks.
Glenn Rice — a former city cop who worked on the mayor’s 2011 and 2013 campaigns — collected roughly $12,000 during a three-year period acting as an off-the-books employee monitoring the company Hialeah hired to collect trash from private homes, as well as investigating potential hires and vendors, a Miami-Dade ethics commission probe found.
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Miami City Attorney’s Office in another fight – this time with the county ethics commission

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
A City of Miami senior assistant city attorney is trying to block the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust from reconsidering its decision six months ago to not sanction her for breaking local ethics rules.
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