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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:51 PM
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Senator Marco Rubio’s Brother in Law: A Convicted Drug Trafficker (Univision)
Senator Marco Rubio’s Brother in Law: A Convicted Drug Trafficker



Senator Marco Rubio has provided generous details about his family, expressing time and again during his successful 2009 U.S. senate campaign that he was proud of his parents’ efforts to build a better future for their four children in this country.

But there is one family episode that the Senator does not want to talk about. Univision Investiga has learned that in 1987, Rubio’s older sister Barbara was caught up in the year’s most significant antinarcotics operation in South Florida.

According to public records, federal prosecutors in Miami ordered the seizure of the home where Barbara Rubio lived with her husband Orlando Cicilia. Prosecutors suspected the home was being used for activities that violated drug laws. Another property owned by the couple, located in what today is an office building, was also subject to seizure for the same reason.(Senator Rubio: Image from politico.com)Barbara Rubio was not arrested or indicted. Cicilia was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana belonging to a crime ring implicated in the death and dismemberment of a federal informant, as well as the bribing of several Miami police officers.

At the time, Marco Rubio, just 16 years old, was a student at South Miami High.

Univision asked the Senator how this epsiode affected his family and what type of relationship he had with his convicted brother-in-law. Rubio’s spokesperson, who did not deny any of the information uncovered by Univision Investiga, said he considered the issue a private family matter.

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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 10:10 PM
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1. Saw that on Univision tonight



Really embarrassing for a current U.S. senator, who, in some Tea Party circles, is being touted a a potential VP candidate.

I was surprised by the report, because Univision generally is rightwing.

K & R



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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 10:13 PM
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2. It's his friggin brother-in-law.
There are a lot of things to criticize Rubio about, but this isn't it.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 10:14 PM
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4. With his squeaky clean (supposed) image this is a nice reality check nt
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 10:27 PM
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5. Who cares?
With all the crap Republicans throw at Democrats, rather it's relevant or not, we have to play the same game right with them. Turnabout is fair play.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 12:46 AM
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8. As much as I can't stand the guy, I totally agree with you. nt
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 10:13 PM
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3. I LOVE THIS NEWS! A thing of beauty nt
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 11:12 PM
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6. um... there'd be no medical marijuana without drug dealers...
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 12:07 AM
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7. OMG! Rubio is a vampire. Look, his lips are stained with the blood of innocents!
Edited on Tue Jul-12-11 12:07 AM by ClarkUSA
Either that, or he's using the in-law's smack.
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