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Florida college owner pleads guilty to illegal contributions

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The majority owner of Dade Medical College has pleaded guilty to charges that he made over $159,000 in illegal campaign contributions. The Miami Herald reports that Ernesto Perez pleaded guilty Monday. He will avoid prison time under a plea agreement, but he must serve two months of house arrest, along with three years of probation. He must also pay $200,000 in fines and donations. An affidavit says Perez repeatedly asked employees to write campaign contribution checks. Perez would then reimburse his employees…

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