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Forum Post: Florida Investigation Finds ‘Possible Criminal And Ethical Violations’ By Freshman Republican Congressman

Posted 2 years ago on April 22, 2012, 4:14 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Investigators at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified “possible criminal and ethical violations” by freshman Rep. David Rivera (R-FL). Among these were filing erroneous personal financial reports while a member of the Florida House of Representatives, falsely amending those disclosures after media criticism, and using campaign and government accounts to reimburse his own personal expenses.

The report says: Analysis of documents obtained to date supports the contention that Mr. Rivera purposely falsified his financial disclosure forms in an attempt to legitimize other source of income beyond his salary as a State Legislator. First, Mr. Rivera provided information on his initial financial disclosure submissions that wasfalse and then amended the forms to remove the information. Second, Mr. Rivera amended his financial disclosure forms claiming that $132,000 received from Millennium Marketing were liabilities (loans), when, in fact, documentary evidence indicates that it was compensation for being employed as a consultant to the Flagler Dog Track for the gaming referendum. The Miami Herald reported yesterday that state prosecutors will not charge Rivera, as the statute of limitations has expired. IRS and FBI investigations into Rivera’s alleged tax evasion and failure to disclose $132,000 in “loans” from a company co-owned by his mother are reportedly ongoing. http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/04/18/466603/florida-state-investigation-freshman-republican-congressman-ethics-rule/?mobile=nc

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[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

a sure sign he will be reelected

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

For more "Possible Criminal and Ethical Violations" :

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

[-] 2 points by ClearTarget (216) 2 years ago

Well color me surprised. Who woulda thunk it?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

An upstanding young Repug? How absolutely shocking.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

so he was hiding income

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

by way of his mommy

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

my mom gives me 1000 /month to live on

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Well, alrighty then.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I can’ wait for Cantor to tear into this, this Rivera guy is going to feel the full weight of the GOP come crushing down, man I feel sorry for him.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

LOL. Tic-toc.........oh, we are going to be here awhile.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

any minute now, wait for it.......?...........?........chirp.....

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

crickets

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well you see I think the repugs and their trolls I mean supporters are hoping this one will slide by - Denial of reality and all that.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I think they are.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Are they silent down voting yet? I have not looked as I have been kicking some troll butt.

Generally a sign they have noticed and are unhappy but do not want to attract attention to the fact.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Perhaps. I haven't been paying attention. I am making dinner and trying to respond to things at the same time.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I just took a look while you were busy dealing appropriately with life. {;-])

I do not see the down voting yet - so maybe they have learned that that does not work either and are now trying to brazen-out ignoring.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I'm sure it will start soon. No worries. I just had a conversation with an uneducated prick.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

No. Say it ain't so. The educational system failure? Or just to dumb to breath with out a pacemaker type thingy to remind it.

BTW - God forbid - the unedprick was not on this forum was it?

I mean we only have good supporters against corruption to communicat with right? and a few of those pointy headed things to slap and juggle. Right?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

No. Not on the education system failure. I am not all too familiar with that individual yet. Earlier.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Oh incapable of being taught. Likely then it does have one of those gadgets implanted to remind it to breathe. Yeah there are a couple of really determined reality deniers commenting today. Spewing such a thick stream you know it is fake and has to be coming from a fire hose or something. I mean there is absolutely no one who is that oblivious to the facts. Even rocks have to have more natural awareness.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

yep.

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I'm sorry no one should have to deal with that kind of thing without a baseball bat or tazer or something.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

the story might get more hits with

Florida Investigation Finds ‘Possible Criminal And Ethical Violations’ By Freshman Congressman

probably not though

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Hmmm...........teriyaki chicken?

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Headlines are everything, people don't read the small print, remember the housing bubble? But keep'em coming.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

yeah but we keep bumping it anyway

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yes, we do!

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Hope you saw my "fundamentals of cap" post, I know it's rhetoric but talk about shaking them up.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Nope where?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Thanks. I was looking in the wrong place. :D

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

took a day off to reload win, and just getting back here, but this post is worth another look

[-] 1 points by Skippy2 (485) 2 years ago

So what? Thats how we roll. Reps and Dems united in Corruption.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

(R)epelican't corruption in Florida?

Why didn't hchc notice?

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I'll just help it up.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I'll add one more to the list, if you don't mind.

http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/mostcorrupt/entry/vern-buchanan

And that hchc character that claims to be in Florida and never notices or posts on these things.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

That one is a beauty.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

This one was almost completely ignored too.

Another attack on gains in women's rights?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/floridas-rick-scott-is-pro-rape/

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Imagine such a thing, a person who considers them self as a democrat taking advantage of a repub pushed law to kill an innocent teen.

Is that bipartisan ship?

Do or have repubs availed themselves of this shooting license?

Do independents or have they?

What about green party individuals?

Surly this can't all be democratic and republican bipartisanship.

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