The state authorities of Miami are investigating certain financial dealings of a U.S. Rep. from South Florida named David Rivera. He had failed to completely disclose some loans from the gambling related marketing company run by his mother before his election. Kieth Kameg of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement spoke about the case saying that his agency are now leading investigations which involve the Republican congressman after they had received a complaint sent from the Office of the State Attorney in October last year which involved Rivera and then the investigation was started on him. He, however, refused to disclose any more details about the case or when the probe had been taken over by the agency.
The public integrity division of the agency in Tallahassee is conducting the investigation, said Kameg. A spokeswoman from the Police Department of Miami-Dade, Cmdr. Nancy Perez, gave confirmation that the Public Corruption Bureau of her agency is investigating the finances of Rivera. She too declined to reveal whether the loans were the chief issue or was there something else that was being investigated. The Office of the Miami-Dade Attorney also did not respond to phone calls and emails asking for comments.
The investigation so far has only been limited to the state agencies. We could, however, see the federal law get involved in some aspects of the case pretty soon. The Office of the Miami U.S. did not make any statement about the federal investigation being currently carried out. A complaint against the finances of Rivera was filed by one of his political opponents to the Federal Election Commission which is being reviewed by it. Rivera has also maintained silence over this matter and does not look likely to make a statement concerning it anytime soon.