Friday, July 22, 2011

Feds Investigate Rivera

The Miami Herald is reporting that Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) is under investigation for his involvement with a Miami gambling casino.

Agents with the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service have begun interviewing witnesses knowledgeable about a $1 million consulting contract between Flagler Dog Track — now known as Magic City Casino — and Millennium Marketing, a company co-owned by Rivera’s 70-year-old mother and her business partner, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

The involvement of the IRS, and the questions agents have asked, indicate Rivera is the subject of an income-tax evasion inquiry.

This isn’t the first time Mr. Rivera has drawn the attention of law enforcement. Both local and state investigators have been looking into his dealings.

Stay tuned.