Rep. David Rivera’s personal finances were already a legal black hole before he conspired to break campaign finance laws to prop up a candidate running in the Democratic primary for his House seat.
The Miami Republican remains under investigation for failing to report income from a consulting firm connected to his family for work related to a pro-slots campaign. In April 2012, state investigators concluded that Rep. Rivera had used campaign funds to pay personal expenses and reward companies connected to his friends and family, among other violations.
In August 2012, reports surfaced that Rep. Rivera had supported a candidate in the four-way Democratic primary for his House seat, allegedly providing envelopes stuffed with cash. Vendors alleged that Rep. Rivera had been involved in illegally paying for his opponent’s mailers.
- First-term member of Congress from Florida’s 25th district
- Under investigation by the FBI and IRS for failing to report income from a consulting firm connected to his family and misusing campaign funds, and subject of a separate FBI investigation for illegally providing support to one of his Democratic opponents
- Previously named to CREW’s Most Corrupt in 2011
- One of three members from Florida named to CREW’s Most Corrupt