In the notebooks, Cabrera had kept the business cards of County Commissioner Esteban Bovo and his former assistant, Anamary Pedrosa. The same night Cabrera was initially questioned by authorities, Pedrosa happened to drop off a bundle of 164 absentee ballots in a post office box.
Cabrera also kept the contact information of other influential figures in Hialeah, including Bovo’s wife, Viviana, who works for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign office.
“Thousands of people must have my wife’s cellular number for multiple reasons,” Bovo said. “She has been a public employee for years.”
In her notebooks, Cabrera wrote what appear to be lists of expenses next to names of restaurants and supermarkets. On an entry dated June 19, 2012, she noted the amount of $96.53 for “Deisy Cabrera.”
On another list, the name “Vivian” appears next to the amount of $50.
Casals-Muñoz did not respond to several messages from El Nuevo Herald.
Hours after authorities first questioned Cabrera last July, three people visited her West Hialeah apartment. One was Casals-Muñoz. Another was Jorge González, a Hialeah businessman who has said they brought her a steak sandwich.
It has never been clear who was the third person — described as a tall, thin man, according to a private detective hired by Carrillo who was watching the apartment that night.
When asked if he had gone to Cabrera’s apartment that night, René García said he could not remember.
“I’m her friend and I’ve had dinner at her house on several occasions,” he said. “But since this all happened, it saddens me to say, but I have distanced a little from her. I don’t remember if I was there that night.”