Senator Marco Rubio has provided generous details about his family, expressing time and again during his successful 2009 U.S. senate campaign that he was proud of his parents’ efforts to build a better future for their four children in this country.
But there is one family episode that the Senator does not want to talk about. Univision Investiga has learned that in 1987, Rubio’s older sister Barbara was caught up in the year’s most significant antinarcotics operation in South Florida.
According to public records, federal prosecutors in Miami ordered the seizure of the home where Barbara Rubio lived with her husband Orlando Cicilia. Prosecutors suspected the home was being used for activities that violated drug laws. Another property owned by the couple, located in what today is an office building, was also subject to seizure for the same reason.
Barbara Rubio was not arrested or indicted. Cicilia was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana belonging to a crime ring implicated in the death and dismemberment of a federal informant, as well as the bribing of several Miami police officers.
I know what you’re thinking. Rubio must have pulled some strings to keep his sister out of prison, right?
At the time, Marco Rubio, just 16 years old, was a student at South Miami High.
Wait, WTF? Are you fucking kidding me?
Is that going to be the new standard? “Are you related by blood or marriage to anyone who has ever committed a serious offense?”
I’ll give you three guesses where this shit came from. (Hint: Who specializes in digging up and exposing dirt on political opponents and now controls the FBI and DOJ?)