Alleged Hialeah ballot broker, or boletera, Deisy Cabrera kept notes on what appear to be payments totaling $10,140 from seven Miami-Dade judgeship candidates who were on the ballot in 2008.
But only three of the candidates reported hiring Cabrera, and the payments they reported are substantially less: $1,650.
In her notes, Cabrera wrote dollar amounts alongside complete names, abbreviations and initials.
These include: Marcia Caballero, $1,300 and $400; Mario García, $1,200; Yosie Perez Vil, $500; Ricardo Corona, $1,500; Migna, $1,300; Denise, $540; and Est Millan, $400 and $400.
She also wrote the initials ST for $1,300 and YOP for another $1,300.
These names and apparent payments are found in the same section of one of the three notebooks that were confiscated from Cabrera when she was first questioned by Miami-Dade police in July. Cabrera has pleaded not guilty to charges of ballot fraud and possession of absentee ballots in violation of a county ordinance.
Through her attorney, Cabrera, 57, declined to explain the notebooks contents.
On Sunday, El Nuevo Herald reported that Cabrera had access to more than 550 voters, mostly elderly Hispanics from Hialeah, according to the handwritten lists she updated every election cycle. Dozens of voters have said Cabrera visited every year to help them fill out their ballots, although many had no idea who they voted for.
The names Cabrera wrote in her notebook alongside dollar amounts appear to correspond to Marcia Caballero, Mario García, Josie Pérez Velis, Ricardo Corona, Migna Sánchez-Llorens, Denise Martínez-Scanziani and Stephen Millan, all judicial candidates in 2008.
There is no other evidence of payments in the notebooks, such as signed receipts or check stubs.
Of the group, only Caballero and Sánchez-Llorens were elected. They are now judges in the appellate and criminal divisions, respectively, of Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
According to her campaign reports, Caballero paid Cabrera $800 for helping out at a grassroots event. In her notebook, Cabrera wrote a total of $1,700.
In a brief conversation Friday morning, Caballero told El Nuevo Herald that she had paid Cabrera the amount that is registered in her campaign report, and nothing more. She also said she hired Cabrera to distribute palm cards to voters at Hialeah voting stations.
Sánchez-Llorens reported paying Cabrera $600 for work classified as GOTV, which is short for get out the vote activities. Cabrera wrote $1,300 in her notebook.
Through courts spokeswoman Eunice Sigler, both judges declined to comment for this story.
This matter is the subject of an open investigation and a pending criminal case, therefore it would be inappropriate for the judges to comment, Sigler wrote in an email.
Of the other remaining judicial candidates in Cabreras notebooks, only Pérez Velis reported having paid her to perform campaign work. According to public records, Pérez Velis reimbursed Cabrera $250 for food expenses. Cabrera wrote $500.
When El Nuevo Herald asked Pérez Velis about the payments, she said that she didnt have time to talk about that right now, and did not return subsequent telephone messages.