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Lobbyist pleads guilty, promises to provide details

Sandy Walker, the longtime Miami-Dade County Hall lobbyist and sister of County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding the Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust by submitting false tax returns under a $200,000 loan agreement with the nonprofit anti-poverty agency.

As part of a plea agreement, Walker, 54, must abandon her lobbying practice, and she also must assist public-corruption prosecutors by ``detailing her knowledge of and participation in the business of governmental relations in South Florida.''

Walker -- a former chief of staff to County Commissioner Dennis Moss -- was sentenced to six months of house arrest followed by three years of probation by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Reemberto Diaz. More here.

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