The former mayor of Hialeah, and one-time Miami-Dade Mayoral candidate, is getting set to stand trial for income tax evasion.

Jury selection getting underway today in the trial against Julio Robaina.

He's accused of failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income between 2005 and 2007.

The trial also coming as Robaina is accused of accepting more than 300-grand from a convicted Ponzi schemer, which he reportedly used on a mistress.

Defense attorneys feel the mistress allegations will prevent Robaina from getting a fair trial.


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