Central figure in election-rigging scandal goes missing

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Central figure in election-rigging scandal goes missing

Postby justdrew » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:17 pm

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Where in the World is ANA ALLIEGRO?
It appears Ana Alliegro is on lam playing a game similar to "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" , but with a twist. While the game aimed to teach children about Geography, it coincidentally issued warrants for arrests. There is a chase, warrants, and locations around the World but unlike Carmen, Ana appears not able to leave the area let alone the country. She's hiding somewhere in town while her computer is being "analyzed" by the FBI. All this while her daughter is being questioned so she can spill the beans about her mother's whereabouts. Eye on Miami (EoM) has posted an article asking its readers to help locate Ana and nowHomestead is Home (HIH) asks the same of its readers. The Miami Herald has the nitty-gritty of this lurid political drama involving Congressman David Rivera. The basic questions that we have pondered are: Why would anyone try to fund a straw man democratic candidate, Lamar Sternad against Joe Garcia? What was their motive and objective? Did they think that it would work and they would not get caught? Poor Ana, now she's in hiding but from the looks of The Miami Herald picture and that perfect hair of hers, she'll be out soon. The Miami-Dade Police and FBI better put out and All Points Bulletin (APB) for a Bleach/Peroxide Blonde to all hair salons in town, because soon the roots will be coming out and she won't be blonde anymore. I always wondered how in the World someone can get their hair that shade of yellow.

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Central figure in election-rigging scandal goes missing as FBI probes Republican Rep.
By David Edwards | Monday, September 10, 2012 15:53 EDT

A political strategist is thought to be on the lam after she failed to show up for an interview with prosecutors about a campaign scandal involving Rep. David Rivera (R-FL).

Authorities last week raided Ana Alliegro’s apartment and seized her computer and cell phone. She was scheduled to speak to prosecutors on Thursday, but now not even her lawyer knows where she is, according to The Miami Herald.

Prosecutors believe that Alliegro may be involved in shadow campaign, in which Justin Lamar Sternad ran as a Democrat “ringer” in the 26th District primary in order to help defeat fellow Democrat Joe Garcia. Authorities are probing Rivera, the Republican incumbent, to find out if he was behind the scheme as effort to weaken or defeat Garcia before they faced off in the general election.

Campaign sources and finance records indicated that Rivera may have funneled $46,000 in secret money to Sternad’s campaign — often in cash-filled envelopes. Both Rivera and Sternad have denied working together.

“I still have not heard from my client. I have no idea where she is,” attorney Mauricio Padilla told the Herald. “I have not talked to Ana since Wednesday.”

Alliegro, who describes herself as a “conservative bad girl,” has not posted anything to her Twitter account since this cryptic message last Monday: “Somebody hacked ur twitter. This is going out to ur followers. Happens all the x..hope ur well:-)”

No missing persons report had been filed as of Saturday.

Rivera, a friend and former roommate of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), had faced accusations of domestic violence during his 2010 campaign for Congress. Rivera had also been accused in 2002 of using his car to hit a Liberty Mailing Services truck and force it off the road as it was carrying flyers that read, “Reject Domestic Violence — Reject David Rivera.”
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Re: Central figure in election-rigging scandal goes missing

Postby seemslikeadream » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:01 pm

Rep. David Rivera Paid for Mailers for Fake Dem Candidate
By: David Dayen Wednesday August 22, 2012 9:35 am

Here’s a pretty incredible story out of South Florida. David Rivera, a Congressman who already has an impressive history of corruption, paid the bills for a fake Democratic primary candidate for his House seat.

Fueled with $43,000 in secret money, Republican Rep. David Rivera helped run a shadow campaign that might have broken federal laws in last week’s Democratic primary against his political nemesis Joe Garcia, according to campaign sources and finance records.

As part of the effort, a political unknown named Justin Lamar Sternad campaigned against Garcia by running a sophisticated mail campaign that Rivera helped orchestrate and fund, campaign vendors said.

Among the revelations: The mailers were often paid in envelopes stuffed with crisp hundred-dollar bills.

Rivera and Sternad have denied working together in his campaign, which ended Aug. 14. But Hugh Cochran, president of Campaign Data, told The Herald this week that Rivera contacted him in July and requested he create a list of voters who were ultimately targeted in the 11 mailers sent by Sternad’s campaign.

Sternad, a hotel employee making $30,000 a year, apparently never submitted an FEC report showing these campaign expenditures. yet he produced multiple mailers costing $43,000 in the district assailing Joe Garcia, who won the primary anyway. Sternad’s reports show that he loaned himself around $11,000 to pay for state filing fees, but he never reported work for the data company that compiled the voter lists, or the mailer company that produced the work. He never even showed that he paid his campain manager, who did receive a salary.

The revelation here is that Rivera was personally involved with campaign mailer consultants and printers, directing them to create voter lists and print the fliers. Hilariously, the Rivera campaign maintained that they’ve never heard of Sternad, but that Rivera “might have received an email from Campaign Data (the company that created the voter list) intended for Sternad’s use.” They claimed this was unintentional. So the alibi is that the data processor just sent an email of a large Democratic voter list to Rivera by mistake? Despite the evidence that Rivera forwarded this list on to the producer of the campaign mailers, and that the mailers got sent to the names on the voter list?

The payment in crisp hundred-dollar bills gives this a nice underworld-style touch. Rivera, according to one source, told someone at the mailer company to look outside their door and find the envelope with the hundreds for payment for one of the mailers. It’s real Carl Hiaasen kind of stuff. This is a representative bit:

(Sternad’s campaign manager) Alliegro was also involved in paying for Sternad’s mailers in cash — as much as $7,000 — delivering envelopes containing crisp $100 bills, sources familiar with Sternad’s campaign said.

“I have absolutely nothing to say to you,” Alliegro told a Herald reporter before she hung up the phone.

These are federal election crimes, if you haven’t been able to figure that out. They carry jail terms. And there’s enough evidence not only to call into question Sternad, but Congressman Rivera.
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