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Legal troubles escalate for State Rep. Daphne Campbell


Daphne Campbell

Just as the August 14, 2012 Primary election goes into the home stretch, The Miami Herald reports State Rep. Daphne Campbell, D-108 and her husband Hubert Campbell have been hit with liens by the IRS totaling over $145,000.  Rep. Campbell is already under investigation for Medicaid fraud related to health homecare businesses she owned. Complaints about her home healthcare businesses and related criminal investigations led to the State cutting off funding and those businesses closing.

Campbell was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. Her tenure as state representative has been mired in controversy because of her political position on issues and her personal business affairs. It is rumored that Democratic Party officials have asked her to consider stepping down. Hubert Campbell was convicted of mortgage fraud in 2007 and their son, Gregory, is also under investigation for Medicaid fraud.

Campbell is currently campaigning for re-election. It is likely this latest issue with the IRS is the death sentence for her re-election campaign but you never know which candidates the voters will elect until all the ballots are counted.  



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