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Miami-Dade candidate who reported deep pockets booked on campaign-finance charges

Sophia Lacayo, the former Sweetwater commissioner who reported spending $1 million of her own money in a failed bid for Miami-Dade County Commission last year, was booked in jail Tuesday on charges alleging campaign-finance violations.

Details of the charges weren’t available. But online booking records show Lacayo, 45, was brought to Miami-Dade’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday on multiple counts related to campaign-finance laws. Those include filing false campaign reports and circumventing caps on how much money donors can contribute to campaigns. Bond was listed at $14,500.

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