Justin Lamar Sternad
One of Congressman Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff is going to jail for orchestrating a fraudulent, online absentee-ballot request.
The sentencing for a former South Florida congressional candidate who admitted to election fraud has been delayed for 90 days.
Due to his cooperation during a federal probe into former Rep. David Rivera, prosecutors are seeking a lenient prison sentence a former congressional candidate Justin Lamar Sternad.
The investigation surrounding former U.S. Representative David Rivera’s alleged ties to an illegally funded congressional campaign continues to tighten up with additional witnesses now helping federal agents, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
The man who challenged Joe Garcia in last year’s Democratic primary, and who later was the subject of an FBI investigation after he was linked to former U.S. Rep. David Rivera, plans to enter a change of plea next week.
Justin Lamar Sternad, a former Democratic Congressional candidate, surrendered Friday morning to federal officials to face charges related to his campaign finances.
The Democratic Party of Florida said Friday it joins “Republicans in calling on Congressman David Rivera to resign.” Democrats made the statement after a New York Times report said GOP pressure is growing Rivera to leave.
Eleven separate ethics charges were filed by the state of Florida against Republican U.S. Representative David Rivera Wednesday morning, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
A failed congressional campaign from an unknown Democratic candidate has been linked to Republican U.S. Representative David Rivera, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.