|Dominican officials unveil $3.4 million in drug money during a press conference last week|
For Miami power couple Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz
, wealth has begotten cultural influence. The Cuban immigrants have built a business empire and used the profits to assemble one of the best private art collections in the country.
Last week, however, the De la Cruzes' wealth became a liability when the family's yacht was used in a $3.4 million cocaine deal in the Dominican Republic. Investigators say, however, that the De la Cruzes are not suspects but victims of corrupt local officials.
"Just to have your name in the same article [as a drug bust] is enough to hurt," says family attorney Joaquin Monserrate. "But things have been cleared and we want to help in that matter."More »