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Running toward the gunfire, Miami Dade Police Detective Oscar Plasencia turned the corner of a Liberty City duplex and found himself only a few yards from Johnny Simms – a wanted fugitive who had just shot and killed Plasencia’s two partners, Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo.
To pay them or not to pay them, that is the question. Or at least that is the central question to the first charter amendment that Miami Dade voters will have an opportunity to decide on May 24.
Amid mounting criticism, Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez faced more questions Thursday about twelve transit employees who have allegedly been campaigning for him on county time.
Robert Meyers, the embattled executive director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics who was accused of engaging in a questionable “personal relationship” with an aide, resigned Tuesday.
In the final weeks of last year’s election, the Miami Dade Republican Party paid a close ally of Congressman David Rivera thousands to buy time on Spanish language radio stations for a variety of Republican candidates.
Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, who earlier this month announced he was running for mayor of Miami-Dade County, is being investigated for alleged acts of loan sharking, mortgage fraud and tax evasion.
After weeks of denying he did not take so much as a penny from a business operated by his mother, Congressman-elect David Rivera now admits receiving $137,000 from the company.
In her letter announcing that she was stepping down as president and chief executive officer for Jackson Memorial Hospital, Eneida Roldan decried “the politically charged environment” that surrounded her 18 month tenure.
Tuning into Joyce Kaufman’s radio program Thursday afternoon, an old, sickening feeling crept over me.