Cosicher, whom Alliegro accused of domestic violence, didnt want to prosecute; Alliegro received probation.
Sometimes women they get upset, Cosicher said two weeks ago during a brief interview. He has declined to comment further.
Alliegro wasnt embarrassed about the shooting incident, however.
She was quite proud of it, said Enrique Rick Yabor, an attorney who hired Alliegro to run his unsuccessful judicial campaign.
Yabor said he was aware of her past. As a criminal and civil lawyer, Yabor said he believes in opportunities and wanted to give Alliegro a chance.
She is very smart and she did warn me to stay away from the boleteras, but she could really get you in trouble if you listened to all her ideas, said Yabor, who paid her $5,000 for advice. It got so bad that I did not want to hear from her. I stopped answering the phone.
Meantime, Alliegro was also working as a political consultant for Sternad, whom Yabor now represents in his criminal defense.
Alliegro, a single mother, has politics in her blood: Her grandfather was the president of the Senate in Cuba during the Fulgencio Batista era in the 1950s.
Her father, Anselmo Alliegro, also made a failed bid for the Florida Legislature in 1998. He ran a business called Political Intelligence.
Mr. Alliegro advised his daughter not to speak to investigators after the shooting incident involving her ex-husband in 2007.
In 2000, at 30 years old, Alliegro ran unsuccessfully against then-Rep. Carlos Lacasa. At the time, Alliegro had been director of an elderly meals program. She was also the girlfriend of then-Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, a Lacasa nemesis. Around the same time, Alliegro also started her own consulting business: OnTarget Hispanic Marketing.
In 2001, Alliegro ran and lost against Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. Though she lost by almost 30 percentage points, Alliegro filed a court challenge to the results, before quickly dropping the suit. Alliegro received about $75,000 in taxpayer funds to help finance that years campaign and was later criticized by county auditors for failing to verify some $48,000 in campaign expenses.
In December 2009, Alliegro married former Miami mayor Joe Carollo. But the romance was short-lived: Carollo a former police officer quickly filed for divorce, saying that he feared Alliegro, court records show.
Alliegro has become irrational, abusive and has harassed the husband at all hours, Carollos lawyer wrote in court papers. The wife has left several threatening messages and texts. The husband genuinely fears for his safety.
Alliegros lawyer called Carollos allegations scandalous and unfounded, and accused the former mayor of perjury. They were married for 83 days.
The following year, Alliegro ran for office again but lost to current Rep. Michael Bileca. And she went back to consulting for other political candidates.
Amid her political campaigns, Alliegro also worked as a consultant for a host of other political candidates. Among her clients: former state representative Manuel Prieguez, former Miami mayor Maurice Ferre, and current Republican lawmaker Frank Artiles, records show. Last year, Alliegro received $5,000 in consulting fees working for a political committee with Republican ties called Protect Floridas Economic Freedom.