Federal courtThe Miami Herald , May 17
Ex-Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife have to surrender their passports and limit travel while awaiting trial on tax-evasion charges.
HialeahThe Miami Herald , May 18
One cop was arrested and claims his girlfriend’s pimps set him up. Another officer was charged with gun trafficking while a third was... in an accident that killed a Miami Dade College student.
Hialeah Shadow bankingThe Miami Herald , May 16
Julio Robaina and his wife are accused of receiving undisclosed cash payments as interest on more than $1 million in personal loans.
After having learned that his name appears next to the amount of $1,500 in a notebook kept by an alleged Hialeah ballot broker, lawyer Ricar... do Corona said Tuesday that he never hired anyone to collect absentee ballots on his behalf during his unsuccessful campaign for a Miami-Dade judgeship in 2008.
Hialeah/Miami LakesThe Miami Herald , May 15
The mayors of two Northwest Miami-Dade cities will fight in public to raise money for charity.
POLITICSThe Miami Herald , May 13
A top Miami-Dade Republican official said local GOP candidates should not use ballot brokers.
From South Florida Blogs & Websites
Crossfade, May. 17, 2013
It's a myth that all breakups are messy. Just take Hialeah power-pop band Radioboxer, who announced a surprisingly amicable split last month. "We are kind of disappointed to say there is no...Continue reading "Radioboxer Talks Last Show Ever: "We Want That Final Experience"" > " [...]
Southern District of Florida Blog, May. 17, 2013Number of comments: 0
1. The former Hialeah mayor and his wife have been indicted on tax evasion charges. Via Jay Weaver:
In 2010, while peeling back the layers of Hialeah?s ?shadow banking?? industry, federal prosecutors pressed the city?s mayor about allegations that he had collected exorbitant cash interest payments on more [...]
Naked Politics, May. 16, 2013
@jayhweaverFormer Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, who lost a bid for Miami-Dade County?s top political position, was charged Thursday with tax evasion for allegedly making loans at sky-high interest rates and failing to report secret cash payments, authorities said.
Robaina, 47, who was at the center of Hialeah?s ?shadow-banking? industry, [...]
Naked Politics, May. 15, 2013
via @msanchezMIA and @kikeflor
After having learned that his name appears next to the amount of $1,500 in a notebook kept by an alleged Hialeah ballot broker, lawyer Ricardo Corona said Tuesday that he never hired anyone to collect absentee ballots on his behalf during his unsuccessful campaign for a Miami-Dade [...]
Eye on the U: UM dual-threat QB commit Alin Edouard wavering, as pro-style QB Brad Kaaya announces his commitmentEye on the U, May. 13, 2013
Hialeah High quarterback Alin Edouard committed to the Hurricanes in February for 2014. Miami has been his lifelong dream school, and Edouard was ecstatic to get the offer.
The offer is still there, according to Edouard and his high school coach, Marc Berman, who said he spoke to a UM assistant [...]