"After the swearing in (new term), my cousin, the former Chief Assistant Miami Beach Attorney Chris Korge congratulated me and handed over a large brown envelope with ten thousand dollars in cash. My cousin hadn't helped me during my election for mayor, but now he was acting as a lobbyist trying to bribe me. In one of the ironic twists that characterizes local politics, it was a campaign contribution from Jim Dougherty, now the husband of former (Miami Beach) city attorney Lucia Allen (Lucia Dougherty), who had been my close confident and lover...My cousin's candor on the matter surprised me; he was acting as a bagman for some attorney I hardly knew.
SECOND BRIBE - CHRIS KORGE LIES:
“During this crucial time, Chris Korge, my cousin and the man who had given me my first bribe as mayor, tried to bribe me again. My cousin had catapulted from his early job in the city attorney’s office to become a wealthy national political lobbyist. He was making big money — the Marriot Hotel chain had hired him as a lobbyist. They wanted to build a hotel on the only oceanfront city-owned park in South Beach. Chris offered me twenty five thousand in cash for my support and vote on the project. I refused, telling him that the FBI was about to indict me. Unbelievably, he raised the ante to fifty thousand.”
Eye On Miami: Chris Korge: Alex Daoud Outs His Cousin Korge's Bribes
Chris Korge, a major Democratic fundraiser, has raised campaign cash for some of the biggest names in politics. These include Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, John Kerry and Al Gore.
Korge has been named in several foreclosure lawsuits related to investment properties in SW Miami Dade.
Much of Chris Korge's massive wealth has come from "closed door" deal-making at MIA. Korge is a Coral Gables attorney who has made a fortune representing clients desiring to do business at MIA (Miami International Airport). Korg partnered with one of his former clients in airport-concessions deals at MIA and other airports around the country. Korge is also an investor and senior adviser at the Americas Group, a global business consulting firm.
"It’s illegal to create a sham minority firm for the purpose of securing public contracts. Investigators have been trying to figure out what services, if any, were provided by Korge’s friends who presented themselves as “disadvantaged” partners."
CHRIS KORGE LIES
"It’s not easy to sell yourself as the voice of integrity, when so many slime trails lead straight to your door."