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Alcee Hastings aide convicted of fraud



From the Palm Beach Post:

Mikel D. Jones, a longtime Palm Beach County aide to U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, was found guilty today by a federal jury of scheming to defraud a New York venture capital fund that helped finance Jones’ private law firm.

 Jones, 55, who lives in Boynton Beach, received a $78,578 salary in 2010 as a top local aide to Hastings while also running a personal injury law firm in Philadelphia.

Jones was convicted of conspiracy, money laundering, 14 counts of wire fraud and 14 counts of mail fraud. His wife,Dona Nichols Jones, 54, was convicted of conspiracy, money laundering, and 14 counts of wire fraud.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 8:33am]


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