Warrant: Commissioner sidelined plan to help public school kids after taking private school cash
A plan to help public school kids was sidelined, investigators say, when Miami City Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla began secretly taking in tends of thousands of dollars from owners of a controversial private school.
Alex Diaz de la Portilla corruption charges involve Miami’s controversial Centner Academy
The host of felony corruption charges lodged against Miami City Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla and attorney William Riley Jr. center around a controversial private school and its plan to build a sports complex on public land, sources tell Local 10 News.
New Miami redistricting suit: Rival says home was illegally drawn out to protect commissioner
As plaintiffs in a racial gerrymandering lawsuit try to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court, there was a new legal twist Monday in the ongoing saga over the fairness — or, as some argue, lack thereof — of Miami’s city commission district map.
$1M mystery: Miami commissioners grill nonprofit before voting not to provide promised funds
In 2021, the city of Miami promised the nonprofit Circle of Brotherhood $1 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for a “Public Housing and Community Wellness Initiative,” but the nonprofit’s executives say the city never delivered.
Commissioner: ‘You make me want to vomit’ as Miami meeting gets personal
MIAMI, Fla. – There have been some nasty showdowns at Miami City Hall, but the verbal brawl at the Miami Commission meeting on Thursday is one for the record books. It was when Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo went on the attack blasting his one time friend and ally Miami Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla. The fierce debate was over Jenny Nillo, a longtime friend, supporter and worker for Diaz de la Portilla. “There is nothing here that’s criminal,” de la Portilla fired back. that you do not deserve to hold public office.”The bromance is over between Carollo and Diaz de la Portilla.
Miami commissioners spar, then take action over no-show employee
MIAMI – City of Miami commissioners sparred Thursday night over allegations that a city employee planted in her role by a commissioner 11 months ago has never shown up to work. “No one in the Omni CRA would see Jenny Nillo, that’s the problem,” District 3 Commissioner Joe Carollo said in the meeting. No, no, no, that is a lie,” Diaz de la Portilla responded. Ad“What is a lie is that no one has seen Jenny Nillo. But you don’t know that,” Diaz de la Portilla said.
FDLE confirms review underway in allegations of Miami commissioner and no-show employee
MIAMI, Fla. – Anyone who follows Miami City Hall knows that drama is standard operating procedure here. The commissioner insists that there is no state probe of whether the city employee he got hired is underway. “There is no investigation on me, much less of anything,” de la Portilla told Local 10 News. “Jenny Nillo is a good employee, a reputable employee.”AdThe Miami commissioner got his long-time friend and aide hired. AdThe Florida Department of Law Enforcement did reconfirm to Local 10 News on Thursday that there is an active review into the allegations.
Drama político de Miami: empleada que no se presentó a trabajar en 11 meses es despedida y cuestiona la medida
For months FDLE has been trailing a “ghost employee” at Miami Omni CRA, & her connections to a powerful politician. The links between Jenny Nillo & Commish Alex Diaz de la Portilla go way back, + forwardHere’s a start, & more to come today @WPLGLocal10⏩https://t.co/1Ah7t0uOcL
Miami political drama: No-show employee raises questions
It includes Nillo — she told staffers — campaigning for Diaz de la Portilla’s brother’s failed commission campaign, on the public’s dime. And so we did what he wanted to do,” Walker said of Diaz de la Portilla. (Glenna Milberg, WPLG)The one photo is of herself with Diaz de la Portilla. From out of town, Diaz de la Portilla tells Local 10 News he planted Nillo as a CRA employee to be his spy, of sorts. The City of Miami police had nothing to do with that at all.”
Felon fired amid investigation, then quickly re-hired by Miami commissioner
Jenny Nillo is part of a state investigation and was quickly hired by Miami Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla after she was fired Tuesday from a job investigators believe was a no-show position arranged by the commissioner. MIAMI – A convicted federal felon, under scrutiny by state investigators, was fired Tuesday from a job investigators believe was a no-show position arranged by a Miami city commissioner. Hours later, that commissioner, Alex Diaz de la Portilla, re-hired her for a position in his office. Diaz de la Portilla insists no state investigation exists, and he says his hand-picked employee is the victim. Nillo was not at her home Tuesday afternoon, nor at the Omni CRA office, where staffers declined to comment.
Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah hold runoff elections
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Voters in Miami, Hialeah and Miami Beach headed to the polls Tuesday after runoff elections were necessary in six races since no clear winner was decided Nov. 5. In Hialeah, voters had to select who would fill Group II and Group III seats on its city council. In Miami Beach, all three City Commission races needed to be decided in a runoff. Click here for results of the Group II raceHialeah Council member Group III: In a close race, Jackie Garcia-Roves earned the council member seat in Group III over Milagros "Milly" Herrera. Click here for the results of the Group VI Commissioner raceVotes cast for the Miami Beach Commissioner's race was only 17.50% of 47,979 registered votes.
Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah hold runoff elections
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Voters in Miami, Hialeah and Miami Beach headed to the polls Tuesday after runoff elections were necessary in six races since no clear winner was decided Nov. 5. In Miami Beach, all three City Commission races needed to be decided in a runoff. Click here for results of the Group II raceHialeah Council member Group III: Jackie Garcia-Roves and Milagros "Milly" Herrera are seeking the council member seat. With 43 of 48 precincts reporting, Garcia-Roves had 54.23% of the votes, while Herrera was not far behind with 45.77% of the votes. Group IV Commissioner: At press time, with 19 of 24 precincts reporting, Steven Meiner was leading Kristen Rosen Gonzalez.