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In suit, fired finance director says Opa-locka obstructing FBI probe

It was perhaps inevitable that finance director Charmaine Parchment, a soft-spoken ‘whistle-blower,’ would be fired after she sounded the alarm about Opa-locka’s financial crisis and cooperated with the FBI’s public corruption probe at City Hall. Now, she is suing Opa-locka and City Manager Ed Brown, claiming he ‘retaliated’ against her.

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Lance Dixon

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Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.


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