Miami candidate once arrested on credit card fraud charges, DUI

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Miami Commission candidate Denise Galvez Turros was arrested in 2010 on charges of driving under the influence, and also in 1994 on accusations of credit card theft.

Miami-Dade and state records show the charges, first reported Friday by blogger Elaine DeValle, were either dismissed or dropped by prosecutors. Galvez responded to a call and text seeking comment on her arrests by texting that she was at a senior center lunch.

Galvez is one of three candidates running for Miami’s District 4 commission seat, which is being vacated by commissioner and mayoral candidate Francis Suarez. She is believed to be trailing Manuel “Manolo” Reyes and Ralph Rosado heading into election day on Tuesday.

Court dockets show Galvez, who runs and owns her own public relations firm, Go To Marketing PR, was arrested in 1994 by Miami-Dade police on a felony charge of credit card theft and misdemeanor illegal signing of a credit card. Court dockets show the felony was reduced to a misdemeanor and dismissed. No action was taken on the charge of illegal signing.

She was also arrested Dec. 3, 2010 on charges of disorderly intoxication, to which she pleaded not guilty. They were ultimately dropped the following year. That arrest was documented by police under the misspelled name of “Danise Galves.”

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