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Miami Beach commission candidate previously served on board of failed World OutGames Miami

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In the fallout from the World OutGames Miami fiasco, members of the board for the corporation that produced the event have come under scrutiny as angry athletes demand to know who was minding the store. Michael Góngora, a former Miami Beach commissioner and current candidate, was among those who pushed to bring OutGames to South Florida while he was a commissioner, and he served on the board early on.

Recent state business records suggest he's still on the board. He said OutGames organizers mistakenly included him in their 2016 filings. The official program for the event lists him as a past board member.

Góngora told the Miami Herald he resigned from the board in 2015 after the group rarely met and never reviewed financials.

“The board I served on in 2015 only met a couple of times, three at the most,” said Góngora, who is running for his old seat on the Miami Beach commission in November. “No financials were provided whatsoever. We really had no decision-making authority.” 

Regardless, many angry athletes who have lost a lot of money are demanding answers from everyone associated with OutGames.

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