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Election fraud suspect deported back to Miami

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Ana Alliegro and David Rivera Ana Alliegro and David Rivera

MIAMI (WSVN) -- A friend to a former South Florida congressman is in FBI custody.

Ana Alliegro, friend of former Congressman David Rivera was deported to Miami from Nicaragua, where she had been living since fleeing the country in 2012.

Alliegro is accused of campaign election fraud for allegedly bankrolling a bogus Democratic candidate whose sole job was to attack Rivera's likely challenger, Joe Garcia, in the 2012 congressional primary.

Garcia ultimately won Florida's 26th congressional seat.

Rivera has never been charged and denies any wrongdoing.

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