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This Florida politician says she trained at MIT, but there’s no evidence she attended



As a self-styled watchdog politician on public-works projects, Deede Weithorn touted an education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during her tenure on the Miami Beach commission.

When she was first elected in 2007, she called herself an “MIT-trained engineer.” On her biography at Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, an accounting firm where she was hired the following year, she listed a master of science in engineering from the Boston-area university and a master of science in accounting from Florida International University.

But Weithorn has stopped talking about graduate degrees now that she’s running for the Florida House of Representatives.

Because there’s no proof they exist.

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