Kendrick Meek may be in some hot water over ties to Dennis Stackhouse, a developer accused of fraud. According to records, Meek’s former chief of staff received $13,000 from Stackhouse.
The developer also allegedly paid $90,000 in consulting fees to Meek’s mother. According to the Miami Herald, this all happened while Meek was pursuing taxpayer dollars for Stackhouse to build a high-tech park in Miami.
It was never built.
Meek says his integrity is intact and this has nothing to do with him, implying it’s surfaced only because he’s running for Senate.
The congressman says the chief of staff in question hasn’t been working for him for over two years; Meek supports prosecuting Stackhouse.
“Unfortunately, he was not a truthful person,” said Meek, referring to Stackhouse. “He’s being prosecuted. None of the public dollars that were achieved federally went towards the project, it was redirected. But, when we look at putting people back to work, we’re going to run into these situations sometimes. It has nothing to do with me. I have not been interviewed by anybody for no reason at all — there’s not any reason for anybody to be concerned with me.”