Florida State Rep Faces IRS Investigation

By Christina Camara

The IRS is investigating Florida State Representative Daphne Campbell and her husband, Hubert Campbell, who face liens totaling $145,000. 
 
Representative Campbell, a Democrat from Miami Shores, Florida, is also under investigation for Medicaid fraud, prompting the state Democratic Party to ask Campbell "to consider stepping down," the Miami Herald reported.
 
The IRS is examining bank accounts related to Campbell and husband Hubert's family home health care business. The newspaper reported that IRS agents are looking at dozens of documents from former business associates who say the Campbells are scammers. 
 
In 2007, the couple started a consulting business designed to help people run home health care agencies. The State Attorney General began an investigation last year. 
 
Nebert Whyte, a home health care agency provider who turned management of her firm over to the Campbells, told the newspaper that bank accounts were set up in her company's name without her consent.

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She then discovered that thousands of dollars had been deposited into those accounts from Medicaid billings. "I'm not being paid and they are collecting all the funds," said Whyte. "It took me a year to find out."

 
The family has had its share of legal problems. Hubert Campbell was convicted in a 2007 mortgage fraud case. He filed for bankruptcy in 2010. The Campbell's son, Gregory, has been accused of a $300,000 Medicaid fraud. Trial is set for September and he has pleaded not guilty. In addition, Daphne Campbell's top legislative aide, Janice Shackelford, pleaded guilty to a 2006 grand theft charge.
 
The Campbells once owned group homes for the mentally ill and infirm, but they were closed after the state eliminated funding in the wake of squalid conditions, three deaths, and the rape of a patient who later died, the Miami New Times reported.
 
Campbell is running for reelection for her seat, which is being contested by two fellow Democrats in an August 14 primary.
 
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