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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
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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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 07:06 PM
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1. Finally. David Rivera has some visitors from the FBI and IRS. Will his bud Marco Rubio empathize?
Feds investigate Congressman David Rivera on casino contract, July 21, 2011


I'm sure Rubio is "saddened" about his close buddy David Rivera's scandal troubles too.


By the way, I wonder how that IRS investigation into Rubio's finances involving his mega-spending on his GOP credit card is progressing....


Thanks for the heads up on David Rivera, Scurrilous. It makes this day brighter.




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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 07:47 PM
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2. You're welcome.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 09:03 PM
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3. Typical belligerent David Rivera response:
As to today's news of the FBI and IRS investigating him:


In a statement, Rivera's campaign said: "The Miami Herald story is a recycling of the same old, false, misleading, unattributed, and unsubstantiated reporting that has characterized their coverage thus far.

...Link






Rubio and Rivera


Two peas in a pod.



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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 09:12 PM
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4. He sure has a monkey on his back from all the corruption...
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