Coral Gables Commissioner Jorge Fors Jr. is suing lobbyist Kevin Marino Cabrera, his opponent for the Miami-Dade Commission in District 6, for what he calls a “civil conspiracy” to defame him.
Fors’ suit alleges Cabrera, several campaign consultants and political committees have spread “false, defamatory statements” and “doctored images” to damage his reputation.
He is seeking an injunction and unspecified monetary damages.
Funds from Cabrera’s political committee are traceable to several attack ads, including one recently circulated depicting a victim of human trafficking that indicated Fors is complicit in the crime.
“I cannot let them continue to lie,” Fors said.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics