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North Miami to repay fed $$ - failed to disclose recipient of HUD home councilwoman's mother
Miami Herald ^ | September 10, 2012 | By Nadege Green

Posted on 09/10/2012 1:05:57 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

North Miami violated federal rules and must repay more than $150,000 for not disclosing that the recipient of a federally funded home was the mother of a councilwoman.

The city was awarded $2.8 million under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to rehabilitate and sell foreclosed homes to first-time home buyers. The program is run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

One of the recipients who qualified for and later moved into a two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse was Councilwoman Marie Steril’s mother, Marie Charles-Brutus.

According to HUD rules, elected officials must disclose any family ties to individuals who will benefit from the city-run program, and obtain an opinion from the city attorney. Steril did neither.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: governmentgraft; hud; theft
There seems to be a pattern here.

June 13, 2012 - North Miami council member’s friend got free rent in city-owned house "A North Miami councilwoman’s friend received “special treatment” when she was allowed to live in a city owned property rent-free for six months, according to a former housing manager for the city.".....


March 14, 2012 - North Miami rejects latest Biscayne Landing plan After four months of negotiations, North Miami council members on Tuesday abruptly killed the latest plan to develop Biscayne Landing, a 184-acre city-owned tract on Biscayne Bay.

The city will seek a new developer now that it has rejected a lease agreement with Oleta Partners LLC.

.......In an opinion issued last month, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust said that Steril should remove herself from any Biscayne Landing votes on the grounds that her nonprofit organization, which sends aid to Haiti, recently received a $6,000 donation from the property developer. She said she’d returned the funds."......

1 posted on 09/10/2012 1:06:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What does it mean when the media does not point out the political party of a corrupted, elected elite?

2 posted on 09/10/2012 1:27:17 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

let me guess... Democrat?

3 posted on 09/10/2012 1:45:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL; fella

A thief.

4 posted on 09/10/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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