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FDLE probing campaign reports of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado’s daughter Raquel, treasurer for his 2009 campaign, said she visited the bank Thursday to gather paperwork requested by law officers who are investigating possible “campaign-reporting irregularities.’’

On Wednesday, two Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents visited City Hall seeking financial documents. The mayor’s spokesman said they came at his invitation, and did not have a subpoena.

At issue: A $40,000 increase in total contributions reported on an amended treasurer’s report that Reglado filed after his campaign, which raised $848,234. Raquel Regalado told The Miami Herald she believes the discrepancy could be due to bookkeeping or accounting errors.

Agents also are looking into $8,500 in contributions that Regalado received from the Dominican Republic.

The agents never spoke with the mayor, but left a letter with his spokesman, Pat Santangelo. It asked for all cancelled checks, bank statements, invoices and receipts for campaign expenditures from the 2009 election.

“In furtherance of an ongoing FDLE investigation into alleged campaign reporting irregularities during your 2009 mayoral campaign, we are hereby responding to your office’s representation that you would surrender any and all campaign records from said election,” the letter said.

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