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Carrie Meek off the hook on lobbying conflict

Miami-Dade County commissioners unanimously cleared former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek of any conflicts in her dual representation of the county and security firm Wackenhut Corp. even as the two entities are locked in a high-stakes lawsuit.

Meek has built a lucrative career as a lobbyist since leaving Congress eight years ago, and has represented both the county and Wackenhut since 2007. The Meek family has long-standing ties to
Wackenhut -- her son, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, and his wife, Leslie, have each worked for the security company.

Full story here.

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