Opa-locka Mayor's Husband, Son and Sister Arrested for Campaign Fund Fraud

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Family drama and political corruption have collided in Opa-locka this afternoon as three immediate family members of the town's Mayor Myra Taylor were rounded up and arrested for campaign fund fraud.

John Taylor, the mayor's husband, Demetrius Taylor, her son, and Elvira Smith, her sister, all now face multiple charges.

Myra Taylor had barely taken office back in November 2010 when Miami-Dade Police Department's Public Corruption Investigations Bureau and the Commission on Ethics and Public Trust opened an investigation into her campaign funding.

Investigators believe more than $6,000 in campaign funds were funneled through two companies owned by Taylor's relatives.

According to Local 10, the trio now "face charges of making campaign contributions in excess of $500, accepting campaign contributions in excess of $500, evidence tampering and conspiring to violate the elections code, all third-degree felonies, as well as a first-degree misdemeanor count of conspiring to tamper with evidence."

Taylor's current term is her second as the city's mayor. She was removed form office seven years ago by then-Gov. Jeb Bush after she was criminally charged for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service. She ended up pleading guilty to a lesser misdemeanor in the case which allowed her to return to elected office.

More recently she was hit with a $1,500 fine for ethics violations while serving as the town's vice mayor:
An investigation revealed that in 2009 and 2010, when Taylor was vice-mayor, she engaged in voting conflicts by supporting a $5,000 funding resolution that benefited the non-profit corporation she heads. She also improperly influenced city officials to support a special event that paid more than $2,600 to her daughter, according to the probable cause complaint against her.
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Steal the money!
Steal the money!

These blacks went into politics so they could steal money. Look how many get caught and look how many refuse to leave office unless they are wearing HANDCUFFS.

Corrupt politicians.

SOBE50
SOBE50

PLEASE ...

LET'S GET REAL ... the reason that she's in politics is to MAKE MONEY ...

so just leave her alone ... she and her constituents deserve one another ... she's been removed

from office before and was voted in again ...

The people of OPA-LOCKA do not mind if she steals from the man ...

IT'S JUST TAX MONEY ...

The people that vote for her DON'T PAY TAXES anyway, so she's not stealing from them ... 

Her supporters love it when she get's over ...

on all those SUCKERS that actually PAY TAXES

REMEMBER SHE'S THEIR TO MAKE MONEY FOR HER FAMILY !!

COME ON NOW ... IT'S ALL FOR THE FAMILY

WHAT ... ARE YOU AGAINST FAMILY VALUES OR SOMETHING ?

Realtalk
Realtalk

Too funny...its not just the government...but you shall see

Neil's ghost
Neil's ghost

God damn it! My Opa Locka summer home just lost more value.

Fat black women
Fat black women

Why are so many female black politicians fat and stealing from the public?

Carrie Meek?Spence-Jones?Carey-Schuler?Metullus?Taylor?

Fat blacks stealing...

oOBlackHandOo
oOBlackHandOo

No surprise here... Typical ghetto trash acting the only way their kind knows.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Under Florida law, public officials are banned from "appointing, promoting, employing, advancing or advocating for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement in or to a position in the agency in which he serves or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative." For example, if a municipal chairperson recommends or appoints his daughter for a clerical position in his office, then he is running afoul of Florida nepotism law

They steal
They steal

These types think they are entitled. They think it is OK to steal.

Barbara Carey-Schuler and Spence-Jones have made fortunes stealing.

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