Facts About David Rivera
After learning that David Rivera secretly funneled over half a million dollars from gambling interests to himself, prosecutors drafted 52 criminal charges against Rivera, including money laundering, racketeering and grand theft.
The FBI and IRS are investigating David RIvera for evading taxes on over half a million dollars in secret payments from gambling interests. Now Rivera is facing another FBI criminal investigation for illegally financing the campaign of a fake Democratic candidate in order to hurt Joe Garcia.
Prosecutors uncovered that David Rivera was using money from voters to pay for trips with female escorts. Rivera told prosecutors the expenses were justified because "as a single man running as a political conservative, it was necessary for him to be seen at campaign-related events with a female escort."
The independent ethics watchdog group, Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington, has named David Rivera "the most corrupt member of Congress" for two years in a row.