Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Federal Indictments, Federal Elected Officials

The Miami Herald has two stories today on new Southern District indictments where the defendants, or their conduct, are linked to U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, and U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

1. Three employees of the engineering firm PBS&J are charged with a $36 million dollar embezzlement scheme and a contribution of $11,000 to Senator Martinez. The contribution is the reason this story makes the front page of the main section of the Herald. The story is here.

2. A 36-count indictment was returned against a 14-year aide to Representative Ros-Lehtinen charging insurance fraud related to billing for HGH. Because the indictment is unrelated to any conduct of Ros-Lehtinen, it falls to page 6, of the local section. The story is here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there a site that shows all of Mel Martinez's 'unusual' contributions ?

How about the one from the Federal Reserve Member ( same guy on Civil Docket in Mississippi )

Also does anyone think Mel send his associates from the knights of columbus to hassle the people he doesn't like ?