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Michelle Spence-Jones Free To Return To Office As Prosecutors Drop Grand Theft Charge

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Spence-Jones: back on the city commission?
Michelle Spence-Jones, the former city commissioner acquitted in March of bribery, now seems free to return to office after prosecutors dropped the final grand theft charge this afternoon.

It's a remarkable turn-around for Spence-Jones, who was arrested in November 2009 just days after her re-election to District 5. It's also a black eye for Katherine Fernandez Rundle, although the state attorney was adamant that her office was right to indict the politician.

"I continue to have the same faith in the basis for filing this case as I had when it was filed," Rundle said in a statement. "Unfortunately, as happens on occasion in the Criminal Justice system, circumstances developed during the pendency of the case that resulted in this decision."

City charter permits Spence-Jones to return to office now that all charges have been dropped. She could even collect back salary and benefits for the two years she's been under investigation.

Her return to office would also mean curtains for Miami Commissioner Richard P. Dunn II, who took over after Spence-Jones's removal.

Bye-bye Rev!

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28 comments
Criminal
Criminal

Spence-Jones has been shaking down City employees and vendors since when she was a quota hire of Manny Diaz's.  Anybody look into who paid for her Range Rover? 

Jobless for 22 months?  Who paid her bills?

TommyJust
TommyJust

"Two Chinese Vice Mayors Executed for Bribery"

Cut and paste this in youtube. Perhaps we should bring this kind of justice to the U.S.A.

Speaks the truth
Speaks the truth

You all don't know the whole truth about this pretty lady who calls herself honest, caring and trusting.  As an insider on one of her projects.  She flat out told my boss you will use the people I tell you or you won't do any work for the City.  Yes, black mail and she gets the kickbacks.  Yes, she's a thief and a good one too. 

Show some respect
Show some respect

Spence-Jones thinks money grows on trees. Newsflash to Spence, taxpayers work hard so you can live like a queen.

Show some respect.

Stole $50K
Stole $50K

Spence-Jones took $50,000 from the taxpayers of Miami-Dade County through her mentor Barbara Carey-Schuler. Where is the $50,000?

Taxpayers are screwed
Taxpayers are screwed

Bear in mind that Spence is a low life junior college dropout. Her only job experience is several months in the morally corrupt music business. Then she leveraged herself into an affirmative action job with disgraced Manny Diaz. Diaz was so busy pulling his own scams Spence barely avoided getting fired.

Spence counted on stupid voters in District 5.Now we are all screwed.

Mr Harris
Mr Harris

I thank God for Spence-Jones he saw what the wolves was doing and ended it.  It was more to it than what the media was potraying, it all ways that way when it comes to blacks in high places forget the race card.  I am from Mississippi and some time I forget this is also deep south.  In politic who is not doing what.  So let go and let God he is the righteous judge ONLY.

Like Halloween...
Like Halloween...

Shit, she's back.

Just when we thought it was safe to move back to Miami...

Just users
Just users

Dunn talked about public service. Was that another lie?

Douche
Douche

City facing a $61 mil deficit and Richard Dunn wants a No-Show job?

Greedy fire employees
Greedy fire employees

City of Miami Fire Chief has a $400,000 pay and benefit package. President Obama has a salary cap for all 1,000 White House employees of $177,000.

More greedy firemen.

Ffernandez
Ffernandez

FYI fire administration strong arms city manager by threating to quit to not take cuts!!!!these are the guys that make the 200,000 a year not the 15.oo hr firefighters

Naked greed
Naked greed

Richard Dunn claims to be a man of God yet he wants the taxpayers to pay him for a No-Show job? Oh, that's what he has now.

Two greedy pigs
Two greedy pigs

The City of Miami is facing a $61 mil deficit and Spence-Jones threatens to request two years of back pay. She was not found "not guilty", in fact the State claims she is guilty.

Now Richard Dunn is quoted as demanding pay and benefits for the NEXT three years even though he will be bounced out any day now.

Greed.

Need2Know
Need2Know

Diazs' own "step-and-fetch-it."

Oh no
Oh no

Disgraced Mayor Manny Diaz got Spence elected and immediately she began shaking down big developers like Armando Cordina and Jorge Perez.

Unemployed for two years she got money from...

More corruption...
More corruption...

Spence-Jones has always been corrupt. She was extorting little non-profit organizations to use bands she was representing when she worked for Manny Diaz as a lowly staffer.

Will she give up her food stamps if Gov Scott reinstates her?

Nasno
Nasno

She's f___ed herself already!

P_Nis
P_Nis

Fuck you RUNDLE!

Janmarlo1959
Janmarlo1959

Justice is served. Figure it out Miami it isn't Michelle.

Ffernandez
Ffernandez

So is Dumb Dumb Dunn. I doubt he has any much more experience than Spence Jones. He is such a sore looser! He's asking for compensation of over $200,000 now that he's departing like if he was under contract and worked in the private sector. GO FUCK YOURSELF DUNN. LEAD BY EXAMPLE YOU DUMB FUCK! STOP YOUR BULLSHIT PREACHING AND STOP STEALING FROM TAXPAYERS AND YOUR CONGREGATION YOU TWO TIME FUCK!!!!

Ffernandez
Ffernandez

The fire chief and his staff all make that! When the city manager went to ask for concession they threaten to quit and basically strong armed the city. Again they get no cuts and the regular fireman get screwed. I just looked out of curiosity at a starting hourly rate for a firefighter $15.27 hr is almost the same at my ER job at Baptist. I guess I won't be going anywhere soon and put my ass on the line for these greedy politicians and the administrators. The one's who loose are the regular pee on firefighter, and city employees while the administration and politician get rich on our backs!

Guest
Guest

Sorry, sucka: you lost and Spence won. Go cry somewhere else.

Justice.is.served
Justice.is.served

Sorry wrong again.  Guess reading is not your strong suit.  And in this country you require PROOF not lies and rumors to prosecute people.

Laura
Laura

you do need some kind of proof to back up what your saying, or you're just rehashing rumors. The DA's office spent 2 years investigating that woman and found nothing, so where is your proof? Stop slandering that woman's name do your homework, and disclose your facts, before attempting to tare someone down.

Guest
Guest

Wow. You are a very filthy liar. And Mary Norris-Ellis is crazy for liking your insane comment.

Justice.is.served
Justice.is.served

Pathetic liar.  If you have proof you should give it to the prosecutors...they had none.  Your drivel shows your stupidity.

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