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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 06:35 PM
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Feds investigate Congressman David Rivera (R) on casino contract
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Source: Miami Herald

The FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are investigating Rep. David Riveras dealings with Flagler Dog Track, now Magic City Casino, focusing on a $1 million consulting contract.

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"Federal investigators have opened a second criminal probe of U.S. Rep. David Rivera, examining undisclosed payments from a Miami gambling enterprise to a company tied to the Republican congressman, The Miami Herald has learned.

Agents with the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service have begun interviewing witnesses knowledgeable about a $1 million consulting contract between Flagler Dog Track now known as Magic City Casino and Millennium Marketing, a company co-owned by Riveras 70-year-old mother and her business partner, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

The involvement of the IRS and the questions agents have asked indicate Rivera is the subject of an income-tax evasion inquiry, said a source.

In the next few weeks, federal agents are scheduled to interview Lori Weems, a lobbyist and lawyer who drafted the consulting contract while representing the Magic City Casino, sources said. Earlier this year, FBI agents also interviewed Esther Nuhfer, a Miami lobbyist and political consultant with close ties to Rivera, sources said."



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/21/2324906/feds-inve...
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