Tag: Nubia Barahona
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Jim RosicaJuly 12, 2017

Can Melinda Miguel, formerly Gov. Rick Scott‘s inspector general, do consulting work involving a nonprofit doing business with the state’s child-welfare agency if she worked on a whistleblower’s report against that same concern? Yes, according to a staff recommendation of the Florida Commission on Ethics released Wednesday. The commission is scheduled to consider the opinion at its […]

Staff ReportsApril 18, 2017

A claim bills providing a $3.75 million payment in the death of Nubia Barahona passed the Senate Tuesday on a 37-0 vote. The payment from the Department of Children and Families would also compensate Nubia’s twin brother Victor Barahona.  The legislation was filed by Miami Republican Jose Felix Diaz and Plantation Democrat Katie Edwards (HB 6523). The House version is […]

Mitch PerryApril 13, 2017

Among the claim bills advanced Thursday is one approving $3.75 million payment in the death of Nubia Barahona. The payment from the Department of Children and Families would also compensate for injuries to Nubia’s twin brother Victor Barahona. The legislation, passed by the House Judiciary Committee, was filed by Miami Republican Jose Felix Diaz and Plantation Democrat Katie […]

Scott PowersApril 4, 2017

In a case of two young children who endured torture, sexual abuse, violence, murder and attempted murder by an adoptive family while the Florida Department of Children and Families did nothing, a House committee Tuesday voted to support a $5 million settlement. The money would go to Victor Docter Barahona, now 16, who survived the physical and […]

Jim RosicaApril 28, 2016

An internal review by the Department of Children and Families depicts a still dysfunctional agency, with workers feeling “unsupported,” “overwhelmed,” and “defeated.” The 133-page report, commissioned by DCF Secretary Mike Carroll, was released Thursday afternoon to FloridaPolitics.com in response to a public records request. It has been referred to informally in DCF circles as the “Sanford Report” after […]


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