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Resource ID: #13025
Subject: Fraud
Source: Miami Herald


The Miami Herald investigates a prominent South Dade farmer, paid millions by Metro to landscape county roadways, who charged taxpayers for towering royal palms while planting shorter, cheaper trees. Driven by Metro commisioners, the county is on a palm-buying spree, spending millions of dollars in gasoline taxes to green county roadways. The trees are like political bacon, brough home by commisioners to their districts. (April 25, 1996)

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