NO FREE RIDES, FRANCIS
REGALADO IS CORRUPT AND STUPID, BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU?
ANOTHER STORY OF MIAMI JUSTICE
THE CONCLUSION OF THE CASE OF THE MISSING ENGAGEMENT RING
LEAVING THE SHIP
RESIGNATIONS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNDERSCORE PRECARIOUS POSITION OF CITY IN CURRENT FINANCIAL CRISIS

YOU DO ME THIS ONE SMALL FAVOR, YOU LET ME SCREW YOU GOOD
FLATIRON PARK
HOTLIPS STILL WORKING IT
THE MAYOR’S PAL MADELIN PACHECO GET’S PROMOTION
THE PRETEND KING
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ELECT A SOCIOPATHIC,  ASSHOLE AS A CITY COMMISSIONER
THE SAUSAGE FACTORY
A LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN AS TO HOW THE MIAMI HERALD SOURCES IT STORIES
IS THERE NOBODY WITH THE POWER TO STAND UP FOR THE CITIZENS?
PAY UP, YOU LOUSE
THE SLUMLORD RETURNS
THE PLOT THICKENS - PART II
THE JANICE AND STEPHEN PETTY SHOW
MULTIPLE OFFENDER
SEC WANTS TO THROW THE BOOK AT THE CITY
NOT A ROCKET SCIENTIST IN THIS BUNCH
REGALADOLAND
EDWARD LUGO
THIS GUY’S PHOTO BELONGS IN THE DICTIONARY NEXT TO “BAD COP”
THIS IS WHAT CORRUPTION LOOKS LIKE
IN MIAMI, EVERY GAMING AND AMUSEMENT MACHINE IS UNLICENSED AND THEREFORE OPERATING ILLEGALLY
WHAT A FRIEND THEY HAVE IN KATHY
HOW THE REGALADOS WALKED AWAY FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
WHY DIDN’T KATHERINE FERNANDEZ-RUNDLE PROSECUTE CONGRESSMAN DAVID RIVERA?
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
1814 BRICKELL AVENUE
A MASTER CLASS IN HOW COMMISSIONER “ETHICS” SARNOFF OPERATES
ZAYON & THE BEAUTY QUEENS
CONGRATULATIONS!  YOU JUST WON THE PRIZE TO BE A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI
THE MAYOR BITCH SLAPS THE CITY ATTORNEY
MEMO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT TAXES SHOULD HAVE BEEN PAID
WHO REALLY HAD THE LEASE ON GROVE KEY MARINA, AND DID IT REQUIRE THAT PROPERTY TAXES BE PAID?
BIOYA
THE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE MUGS EXPOSITO WITH A HELPING HAND FROM MIAMI HERALD
JUSTICE DENIED
THE THUGET EITHER HAS A SECRET CRUSH ON ME, OR IS TRYING TO SET ME UP
I BELIEVE
MORE THAN A SWEETHEART DEAL
IT’S A BEND OVER AND SCREW THE CITY DEAL
LIKE CATS IN A SACK
AT LAST: A KNOCKDOWN, DRAGOUT FIGHT THAT’S GOT SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
A REALITY CHECK IS NEEDED
COMMISSIONER, YOUR RESPONSE DOES NOT REFLECT THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE SITUATION
UNETHICAL IN MIAMI
HERE’S HOW THE COMMISSION’S ADVOCATE MICHAEL MURWASKI COOKS A COMPLAINT
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
CUTTING TO THE CHASE: THE REAL PROBLEM WITH THE FRIENDS OF MARINE STADIUM IS THAT BECAUSE REGALADO AND HIS MINIONS ARE STUPID, THEY THINK EVERYONE ELSE IS TOO
RENT? WHAT RENT?
 WE DON’T PAY NO STINK’EN RENT OR TAXES!

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THEY’RE ALL CONFLICTED
EVERYBODY ON THE CITY COMMISSION HAS AT LEAST ONE, IF NOT MORE CONFLICT OF INTEREST

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This year I wrote 235 stories.  Some of my investigative and analytical stories I believe were as good or better than anything that a major newspaper could have produced, and led to the kinds of exposes and exclusives that any good reporter would be proud of.  A lot of stories were meant to provide a window into what goes on inside of the City of Miami. A few didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, and on occasion I managed to mangle the English language and worse I got some of my facts wrong.  But, all in all, given that I do this by myself on virtually no money, I’m quite happy to have generated this number of stories without the kinds of resources that either the Miami Herald or the Miami New Times has, and I believe you have recognized my efforts by helping to dramatically increase my readership this year. 


My best estimate is that I now have approximately 3000 regular readers who check in at least once or twice a week, and more importantly spend 5-6-7-8-9 or more minutes reading my stories.  That to me is the most gratifying part of doing this.  Those of you who visit care enough to give me your time by reading the stories.


Of course, not all of the impact we made this year was positive. We’ve seen a continued increase in the efforts of elected officials and senior administration officials trying to evade public scrutiny by using private emails accounts, removing documents and generally doing everything that they can to keep their dirty deeds secret. 


We’ve also seen that the usual suspects continue to abuse the public trust and the public dollar.  Unfortunately when you have a State Attorney who is as much, if not more corrupt than the people she is supposed to be charging with crimes, it only emboldens the crooks to do what they do.


I was able to write many of these 235 stories only because of the courage, conviction and willingness of many folks in and out of Miami city government that were willing to provide me the leads, the documents and the guidance when I went off course. This website continues to exist only because so many folks are willing to entrust information to me about what is going on inside of Regaladoland.


Below are the top 30 stories - as determined by readership - that I wrote last year.  I think that they reflect the wide-range of issues that I tried to tackle, and as a body of work, I believe that not only hold their own against anything that the Miami Herald, The Miami New Times and all of the local TV stations did this year about the goings on inside the City of Miami, but that they reflect what one guy with a computer and a willingness to stand up and fight City Hall can do in the 21 century.

THE BEST OF CRESPOGRAM 2012


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