HIS IGNORANCE
FIGURES THAT AFTER PAYING $6000 IN ETHICS FINES HE’S ENTITLED TO A FREEBIE - AND I’M BETTING JOE CENTORINO WILL AGREE WITH HIM

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APRIL 18, 2012

Last month, His Ignorance, Mayor Tomas Regalado went to Peru for 3 days as part of a supposed economic development junket allegedly paid for by the Latin Builders Association, or so Chuck Rabin of the Miami Herald claimed, in a Herald story on March 22nd.


On his return, His Ignorance refused to provide me with any detailed information or documents related to this trip, except for an itinerary prepared by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, some of whose members were also part of this junket.


And, just like he did when he sneaked off and went to Taiwan with his daughter and Mikki Canton, he failed to report the cost of the trip as a “gift.”


This time though, it looks like the Mayor cracked open the door wide enough for me to bitch slap him over his high-handed ways.


Back in August of 2011, Regalado made an Inquiry to the Ethics Commission for “guidance” regarding a trip to Spain for him and possibly one of his girlfriends - Papi Chulo has been living La Vida Loca the last few years - and was told by both Karl Ross and Robert Meyers, that he would have to report the expenses related to the trip.


This revelation establishes that Regalado knew that if he took a trip anywhere paid for by anyone other than the City of Miami, he would have to report the value of that trip as a gift.


He either didn’t go on that trip, or went and didn’t report it, but he did go to Peru last month, and he didn’t report the the value of the trip as he was told to do by Karl Ross and Robert Meyers.


So, with that information, and all the other relevant documents I could muster as exhibits, I constructed the equivalent of a little CrespoGram paper airplane and sailed it into the vortex known as the offices of the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission, where it will no doubt be taken apart by Chief Aircraft Dismantler Michael Murawski, and the Chief Soothsayer and Alibi Creator Joseph Centorino, as they look for ways to shoot  down my little airplane and let Regalado slide and out of harm’s way.


If that sounds cynical it’s just a reflection of the knowledge that while the Ethics Commission recently created a set of guidelines regarding the handling and reporting of “gifts” by public officials, no one should be lulled into believing that Centorino and company actually intend to force anyone follow those guidelines or impose penalties when they catch someone breaking the guidelines, unless of course they are some non-entity, hack politician from Opa-Locka.


I have become convinced that this “Free Ticket” guideline caper initiated by Centorino was little more than a switcharoo to try and get out from under the onerous, and well earned reputation he developed as Katherine Fernandez-Rundle’s ass kissing, butt boy during the many years that he turned a convenient blind eye to the rampant public corruption that’s taken over Miami-Dade County during the tenure of Fernandez-Rundle as State Attorney.


It’s a role that I now believe he continues to play when needed as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission. Centorino was a co-conspirator in allowing Regalado and his daughter to walk away from a criminal conviction over their antics in the recent election investigation.


Think I’m kidding? Go out and buy some popcorn because I’ve got a story coming that will reveal in detail how the dirty deed was done, and how the State Attorney and her minions like Centorino  use the law to protect the lawbreakers.


In the meantime, a dollar to a donut says that this ethics complaint will be denied, because if it’s upheld it will represent 3 separate Ethics Complaints against Regalado in as many months that have been found to have merit, and that makes any claims that what he does is based on being stupid as false as the Ethics Commission’s claims that they act ethically.


As cops are fond of telling folks sometimes, you might beat the rap, but you ain’t going to beat the ride!


It’s Miami, Bitches,!


HERE’S THE COMPLETE COMPLAINT WITH EXHIBITS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Moments after my initial upload of this post, my internet cable was inexplicably cut, and I was unable to do any final edits, as I normally do after I post my stories.  I have now corrected some grammatical errors as well as made sense of a couple sentences that needed tweaking.