Thursday, July 14, 2005

Art Teele charged in federal court

According to the Miami Herald, Art Teele was indicted today in federal court with conspiring to defraud Miami-Dade County of millions of dollars in minority contracts at Miami International Airport. Read about it here. His troubles with the law are well documented; he is on state probation for threatening a police officer and he is also awaiting trial in state court for accepting kickbacks from a contractor. With all the state involvement in the case (the case was apparently investigated by the state), one wonders why this was brought to federal court. Thoughts?

UPDATE -- Brian Tannebaum informs me that he just came back from Little Rock, Arkansas, where Teele's lawyer is in the 4th day of a 4 week trial. Anyone know if Teele's lawyer was notified?

FURTHER UPDATE -- Art teele has commited suicide. Read more here.

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