In what clearly was a surprise to no one that follows Miami politics, suspended, embattled and disgraced former City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones no longer fits any of those descriptions as all of the remaining charges against her by the State have been dropped.
When Michelle Spence-Jones's mentor, former County Commission Chair Barbara Carey-Shuler, recanted crucial testimony given to the State and the State did not seek legal recourse against her, the handwriting was on the wall. Assistant State Attorney Richard Scruggs's close-out memo is an interesting read as it leaves several questions unanswered regarding forged documents and accuses Spence-Jones and her attorney of planting false evidence.
For now, Michelle Spence-Jones is, without a doubt, the queen of black Miami politics. Commissioner Richard Dunn, must vacate the District 5 seat again. Unbelievably, the soon-to-be-former District 5 commissioner expects to receive over $200,000 for the three remaining years of the term that he started. He believes he is entitled to it. Don't forget that Spence-Jones is entitled to $100,000 for the almost two years she was out of office. Such is Miami politics.
Well, folks, Miami politics just got more interesting with the return of Michelle Spence-Jones. Let's see what happens with her basically joining a new City Commission. She will be up for re-election in 2013; she will win overwhelmingly --- again.