WASHINGTON – American Bridge 21st Century has launched MeetTheCrooks.com, highlighting four of the worst ethical transgressors currently running for U.S. Congress. Between them, these candidates have managed to accumulate at least 13 separate investigations by agencies including the IRS, the FBI, and state and county prosecutors. They have been accused of cheating on taxes, evading campaign finance laws, and even secretly running a fake Democrat to interfere with a Democratic primary.
WASHINGTON – Calling attention to the myriad ethical lapses and law enforcement investigations into Florida Rep. David Rivera, American Bridge 21st Century today released TheRiveraFiles.com. This website details the numerous investigations into Rivera’s alleged ethical violations, money laundering, tax evasion, and funding a fake primary challenge to his Democratic opponent.
On January 14, 2012, the Miami Herald reported:
Yesterday, after Miami Rep. David Rivera made it official that he supported Republican candidate Newt Gingrich, the anonymous conservative whisper campaign began. They pointed out that Rivera, the only one of the three Republican representatives from Miami not to endorse Mitt Romney, had been dogged by state and federal investigations owing to investigative reports in The Miami Herald.
But, by this standard, the Republicans’ beloved Senator, Florida’s Marco Rubio, needs some new furniture. Rivera isn’t just an ally of Rubio’s. He’s a close family friend, like an uncle to Rubio’s kids.
On July 21, 2011, the Miami Herald reported:
Federal investigators have opened a second criminal probe of U.S. Rep. David Rivera, examining undisclosed payments from a Miami gambling enterprise to a company tied to the Republican congressman, The Miami Herald has learned.