Tax Evasion

Fmr. Florida State Rep. Julio Robaina (L) and Fmr. Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina (R). The two, although both politicians, are not related. (Source:

Former S. Miami Mayor: “I’m Not THAT Julio Robaina”

Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” Well, a lot, it would appear if the the name is Julio Robaina.


MIAMI - In handcuffs, former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina is taken to the federal courthouse by U.S. Marshals. (Source: CBS4)

Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina Bonds Out Of Jail

Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife Raiza have bonded out of jail after they surrendered to federal authorities Friday and made their first court appearance.

CBS Miami–05/17/2013

Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina  (Source: City Of Hialeah)

Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina Charged With Tax Evasion

Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina has been charged with federal tax evasion and is expected to surrender in federal court Friday morning.

CBS Miami–05/16/2013


Judge Critical Of Prosecutors In Tax Evasion Case

A West Palm Beach woman who was hit with tax evasion charges should receive a presidential pardon, according to a federal judge.


RHOM star Alexia Echevarria and her husband Herman are in the sights of the IRS (via Facebook)

“Real Housewives Of Miami” Star In Hot Water With IRS

Alexia Echevarria – one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Miami – and her politically-connected lobbyist husband Herman are in the IRS’ crosshairs.


Lil Wayne was released from jail on November 5, 2010. He was put in jail for gun possession in February 9, 2010. (Source: AP)

Lil Wayne Pays Nearly $8M In Back Taxes To Miami-Dade

The 30-year-old pint-sized powerhouse of rap finally paid off back taxes for a total $7.72 million, according to Miami-Dade County records.


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Fmr. South Florida Senator Begins Serving Prison Time

Former Florida Senator Mandy Dawson, who once represented parts of South Florida, was a little late turning herself in to prison officials in Tallahassee to serve out her sentence for tax evasion.


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Mandy Dawson Sentenced To 6 Months In Federal Prison

Mandy Dawson once represented parts of South Florida in the state Senate. Now, she could will be spending 6 months in federal prison, despite a plea that she be allowed to be spared time behind bars.



Teachers’ Union Unique Money-Making Scheme

Miami-Dade’s teachers union has come up with a innovative way to raise money for education. Not, it’s not a massive bake sale or car wash.


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Ex-Sen. Dawson Pleads Guilty In Tax Case

A former Florida senator has pleaded guilty to tax charges linked to a high-profile political corruption case.