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A former Florida cocaine trafficker, who became an ultra-wealthy database guru that bought valuable gifts for corrupt Orange County sheriff-turned-convicted-felon Mike Carona, died Thursday or Friday, according to news reports.The Palm Beach Post quickly handed Hank Asher, 61 and a high school ... More >>
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Flickr user AndyRobWhenever I speak to young students about journalism, their ears always perk up when I talk about food writing. It is the greatest job in the world--eating for free (via reimbursements, of course) and getting paid to do it. But I also tell the students that writing well about fo ... More >>
What do Mike Carona and Rudy Giuliani have in common? Ties to former cocaine smuggler Florida billionaire Hank Asher, reports ABC News: Asher, aka H.A. in the indictment, allegedly gave Carona's wife (and former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo's wife) a $15,000 diamond-studded gold Cartier watch ... More >>
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