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WHEN IT COMES TO CAMPAIGN REPORTS RAQUELITA’S IS JUST

AS BAD AS DADDY’S

It’s beginning to look like the Regalado clan has a very, very hard time following the laws when it comes to comes to their campaign reports.


Daddy Regalado is already under criminal investigation for all the hanky-panky related to his campaign for Mayor, and now it looks like daughter Raquel, who acted as the Treasurer of Daddy’s as well as her own campaign, is on her way to a similar fate.


What will all the little kiddies and members of the School Board think?


Here is a copy of the letter that was sent to her on December 2, 2010, notifying her that she had not complied in submitting her final campaign report.


To read larger versions of these document click on pages.

As of August 23rd, Raquelita had failed to comply with the requirement to file her last campaign report.


This failure underscores an even larger potential problem for Raquelita because her last campaign report point to the possibility that she will have an even larger problem to deal with whenever she does file a final report


Here is the cover page of her last report.

If you subtract the total contributions from the expenses highlighted in Yellow you’ll get a total of $9589.35.


That’s the total amount that she had left to deal with all the election day activities, and to cover any expenses that had yet to be invoiced.


Several folks who have had a lot of campaign experience tell me that the odds of those expenses being covered by the remaining $9589.35, are probably pretty slim, which means that in order to cover those costs Raquelita might have needed to raise additional money.


That too is a major violation of the law, which perhaps explains her refusal to date to file a final report.


No matter where you turn with these people, their arrogance in refusing to honor or comply with the most basic laws of campaigning for public office are astounding.


It’s almost as if they have developed this sense of entitlement that they believe grants them the right to do anything they want because no one will punish them.

I’ve shared the campaign information with INVESTIGATION MIAMI, because they have developed the skills to parse these campaign reports for detailed information on specific contributions, and because they know more about who some of these folks are.  Please finish reading today’s posts and then take some time to go and visit IM for their report.  Thanks!

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AUGUST 28, 2011

THE SLUMLORD
 PLACIDO “PUMPKIN HEAD” DIAZ: THE GUY BEHIND THE STRATEGY TO FIRE THE CHIEF OF POLICE

I think it’s understood that in order to do what I do, I am essentially being used by the people who provide me with information.


I understand that, and I understand that not everyone’s motives are pure or honest.  On a personal level I get stuff from folks looking to get even, or trying harm someone they don’t like, and most of those kinds of leaks I’ve been able to readily spot and ignore.


When it comes to the big stories I’ve written about, the information comes to me in various ways, and I know and accept that everyone that provides me with documents and information has their own agenda.  My responsibility is to try and understand what that agenda is, and not to get tricked by people who profess to have one agenda, but actually have another, or worse, are actually more crooked than the people in the stories I’m working on.


In many ways, the most difficult hurdle I faced when I started writing about the goings on at Miami City Hall is the fact that when I started I really knew very little about who the players were. 


Other than the Mayor, Sarnoff, and Michelle Spence-Jones I didn’t even know what these folks names were, much less anything about their histories, relationships, deals and double-deals they’d been involved with over the years and all of the rest of the pieces of the mosaic that one needs to know in order to be able to understand and write intelligently about the kinds of stories that I now publish weekly.


It was a steep learning curve, and one that I’m still engaged in. It was inevitable though that I would find myself being played out of pocket on occasion.


And so it was that I got seriously played out of pocket by Placido Diaz, Commissioner Willie Gort’s Executive Assistant, and Fire Lieutenant Wilbur Jackson, who had been Sarnoff’s campaign manager before having a very
public falling out.I covered some of this last week in my story: THE REAL SLIM SHADY INDEED.


I met both of these guys through John El-Masry,the owner of Mr. Moes in Coconut Grove, who’s been waging a multi-year battle with Commissioner Sarnoff ever since Sarnoff orchestrated the end of the 5 AM liquor licenses in Coconut Grove, which El-Masry claimed caused him serious financial harm. Mr. Moes was a popular late night spot for both employees and patrons of the area spots that closed at 3 AM.


Last August, when I first started writing about Sarnoff - largely because he had been lying to my film industry colleagues in the fight to get Harry Gottlieb removed as the city’s Film Commissioner - folks told me that I had to meet El-Masry because he was a guy who could give me a lot of stories about Sarnoff.


To make a long story short, John did have stories, and the most important one was the story about how the Commissioner and his “Cousin Neil” were illegally operating a law firm out of one of Sarnoff’s houses on Shipping Avenue in the Grove.


If you’re a regular reader you know the story how John, Stephen Murray and myself filed an unsuccessful Ethics Complaint against Sarnoff, and how we started documenting what what happening with this house, that resulted in a total of 6 Notices of Code Violation being filed against Sarnoff, which eventually led to his moving his law firm into the offices of his pal Jay Solowsky in downtown Miami.


It was a major victory, and it was an accomplishment that many folks, who knew that Sarnoff was running this illegal law firm for years thought would never happen.


It was also during that time that the free-for-all between the Chief and the Mayor started, and how I got snookered by Diaz and Jackson into writing several stories that I shouldn’t have.


THEY HOOKED ME WITH SARNOFF


In the first days of the battle between the Mayor and the Chief,  Diaz and Jackson started telling me how all of this was part of a strategy being led by Sarnoff, who lacking the ability to get elected Mayor because he was an Anglo, was conspiring with the Chief, then City Manager Migoya and IA Major Al Alvarez - who had been Sarnoff’s Sgt-At-Arms driver - to set the Mayor up over the video games, get him arrested, so that Sarnoff, who was then the Chairman of the City Commission could get himself appointed Mayor.


It was a good story - and one which probably has elements of truth, because the best schemes all have elements of truth - and during the first week of January, right after Tony Crapp was appointed as City Manager, Diaz and Jackson, along with other folks started speculating on how long it would take for  Crapp to fire the Chief.


Diaz and Jackson were the ones who tipped me off on the afternoon of January 6th, that Exposito and Alvarez were attempting to get the State Attorney to sign an arrest warrant so that they could arrest the Mayor that afternoon, and then managed to get someone else to confirm it for me, in order that I really believe that it was true.


Unbeknownst to me, at the same time that this was going on, Placido Diaz was sitting in Commissioner Willie Gort’s office writing a draft letter that he and Jackson and whoever else was in on the scheme, intended to have Tony Crapp use to fire the Chief the following day.


The scheme as it’s now apparent, was to use me to get the news out that the Chief was plotting to try and get the Mayor arrested, and then use that, and the letter that they wrote, to get Crapp to fire the Chief.


It was not until several months later that Diaz called me to come by his house so that he could me me more damaging documents about the Chief, and for reasons I still don’t understand gave me a copy of this draft letter, admitting to me that he along with Jackson had written it, and upset that Tony Crapp hadn’t used it.


As usual, to read a larger version of the complete

letter, click on this first page. 

 

When Crapp refused to fire the Chief, the battle between the Mayor and the Chief developed a life of its own, including press conferences and several confrontations between Commissioner Dunn - the Mayor’s mouthpiece who had been promised that he could ick a Black police chief if he led the fight to get rid of Exposito - and the Chief at City Commission meetings, along with the back and forth trading of accusations on the pages of the Miami Herald between the Mayor, the Chief and State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, herself a Regalado ally.


Throughout this whole battle I had written, and continue to believe, that the Mayor deserves to be arrested and removed from office and that the Chief at some point needs to go.


For Diaz and Jackson, who were little more than stalking horses behind the scenes for Regalado, the failure to get Crap to fire the Chief on January 7th started to cause them serious concern.


The following week, to prime the pump so to speak before the portion of the City Commission Meeting where the tape of the reality TV show about the Police Department was shown featuring the Chief talking about his officers being like “Predators,” was played, I was given a packet of documents that included the much talked about reprimand of then Sargent Al Alvarez allowing one of his officer’s to fall asleep during a stakeout. 


The packet was given to me by Placido Diaz and Wilbur Jackson, although I claimed that I had received the information anonymously.  (I make no bones about lying on occasion to protect sources who give me documents, but in this case I am revealing their identity not so much because they set me up, but because they lied about the documents themselves.  Shame on me if I don’t figure out your motives, shame on you if you give me false or doctored documents.)


THE AL ALVAREZ REPRIMAND


The story is really a great story.  In response to a string of robberies of fast food joints in 1996, the Miami Police Department started staking out places like Burger King, and on one of those stakeouts, the stakeout cop fell asleep, and the robbers, seeing the cop asleep went in and stuck the joint up.


It’s the kind of story that cops turn into “war stories,” told in bars and reunions, and it’s good enough to be a scene is a movie.


Al Alvarez was the Sargent in charge of the stakeout unit, and when the shit hit the fan, he got reprimanded for not properly supervising the cop who fell asleep.


When Diaz and Jackson told me this story, they claimed that Alvarez had illegally removed the Reprimand from his personnel folder - which he hadn’t - and although the copy of the Reprimand was the real document - they lied to me regarding the fact that in addition to the Reprimand itself there were a number of other documents that were part of this incident that revealed a far more complicated story and gave credible reason to believe that Alvarez had been scapegoated.


This incident was part of the discussion that Alvarez and I had in the lobby in City Hall memorialized in the photograph sent out by Commissioner Gort’s Chief of Staff Frank Castaneda last week.


Here is a PDF with all of the documents from the file, and I would direct you to pages 8-11, that provides Alvarez’s explanation of events.

During the next few months, I became increasingly distrustful of Diaz and Jackson and the stories they were trying to pawn off me to the point that I just quit talking to them.


As Gort’s Executive Assistant, Diaz continues, from reports I’ve gotten to still spend most of his time combing through documents he can use as ammunition in effort to attack and discredit the Chief including the recent allegations of mismanagement and budget overruns alleged by FOP Vice President Javier Ortiz.


Commissioner Gort’s Office has become the Command Center where Diaz, Luis Cabrera, Angel Zayon, Wilbur Jackson and others plotted and schemed to get rid of Tony Crapp, and where they now are working to get the news media to attack the Chief in the prelude to City Manager Johnny “The Doormat” Martinez’s expected firing of the Chief next week.


Placido DIAZ THE SLUMLORD


Placido Diaz has become quite wealthy since he left the police department.  He’s become one of Miami’s least loved slumlords.


In 2008, Diaz was the subject of protests and a request for a criminal investigation by none other than Katherine Fernandez-Rundle.  The basis for the request was spelled out on a blog post recently discovered that describes Diaz’s actions during the housing bubble.


    “Unbeknownst to residents of Liberty City Apartments,

    Diaz illegally converted slum apartments into

    condominiums, making millions. According to legal

    and real estate documents Diaz bought Liberty City

    Apartments in 2005 after Hurricane Wilma.  Though

    the building was condemned and not up to code, he

    received a $225,000 mortgage.  Within a year, the

    building was appraised at $900,000 though he only

    invested $5000 in repairs.  


    Diaz illegally converted 27 of the 36 units into condos. 

    The conversion was never registered or approved by

    Florida Condominium and Land Sales.  Tenants never

    received notice or right of first refusal, a violation of

    Florida Law.  The average sale price for each unit

    was $100,000. “

Below is one of Diaz’s buildings on the NW corner of NW 12th Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, aka 62nd Street.  It is currently for sale.

Below is Diaz’s $1.5 million home on the Venetian Causeway.

In the campaign for Mayor between Regalado and Joe Sanchez, Diaz funneled $4500 in contributions to Regalado through family members and several of his corporations. 

Among the intriguing questions about Diaz is why would a multi-millionaire slumlord be working as the Executive Assistant to a City Commissioner for $40,000 a year, and why does he hate Exposito and Alvarez so much?


He doesn’t need the money, and rumors do circulate that it was Alvarez who forced Diaz to resign one step ahead of being fired for allegedly using city employees to evict tenants from his West Coconut Grove properties.


There are others inside the city who believe that Diaz is using his position in Gort’s office to get plugged into some of the inside money deals that are run through the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency?


No matter what the ultimate reasons are, one of the biggest ironies is that as late as May of this year, Placido Diaz was seriously considering running against Marc Sarnoff for the District 2 Commission seat, with his sidekick Wilbur Jackson as his campaign manager.


Even in Miami, that’s really delusional, but then, he was also delusional enough to think that I was too stupid to ever figure out he and Jackson had gamed me.

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TENANT EVICTION PLACIDO DIAZ STYLE  
PART II

When you’re a landlord and got a troublesome tenant, there’s nothing like being able to get a cop to help out when you want to evict them.


Placido Diaz, was such a cop back in 2002. A tenant needed to be evicted, and Diaz and another guy showed up at the guy’s apartment, and according to the police report, broke a window, let themselves in and told the guy he had to leave.


Unfortunately for Diaz, his heavy-handedness in trying to force Michael James Billings to move out resulted in a police call that eventually led to the opening of an Internal Affairs investigation.


The property in question was at 3303 Grand Avenue in the West Grove, which has benefited from a paint job and a little landscaping in the years since, and which is still owned by Jarrette Bay Investments Corporation, who purchased the property a little over a month before Diaz and his pal invited themselves into Michael James Billings apartment.

The IA investigation was eventually closed out with an Information Only Report after Billings disappeared and Diaz resigned from the force. 


By then, from corporate and real estate records, Diaz was on his way to becoming a budding slumlord, and probably figured it wasn’t worth the risk or aggravation to pretend to be a cop anymore.


THE DANNY FERNANDEZ CONNECTION


In the above memorandum I’ve highlighted a paragraph that describes the behavior of another City of Miami policeman that day.


His name was Danny Fernandez, and his behavior was suspicious enough that the officers conducting the investigation not only felt it important enough to write about it, but they also purposely attempted to mislead him by giving him bogus information.


Who was Danny Fernandez? He is the same Danny Fernandez, who along with his partner David Valentine, were arrested last year for essentially pulling the same kind of eviction scam that Placido Diaz had pulled in 2002, only with the added twist of setting up the tenant for an arrest for supposedly possessing Crack Cocaine.


Here is the affidavit that led to the arrest of Fernandez and Valentine, whose case is still pending.

Although it’s always been suspected that Diaz was the aggrieved  landlord in this incident, there is no evidence that in fact he was.  The available records indicate that Jarrette Bay Investments, registered by Coral Gables attorney Julio Marrero in May of 2002, and listing Marrero, Philip Muskat and Orlando Benitz as the officers of the corporation were, and are still the owners of the apartment building.


Below is the internal police memorandum that lays out what allegedly happened, and prompted the opening of an IA investigation. 


In addition to this memorandum, a copy of the IA Report, the originally burglary report, and documents related to Jarrette Bay Investments Corporation are all available by clicking on the document. Like always, clicking on the document will take you to a larger version in case you can’t read these.

HOW BIG A PROBLEM IS THIS?


The question that this arrest information raises is how many such incidents occurred from 2002 to 2010, or even up until today?


It has to be assumed that these were not isolated incidents separated by a period of 8 years,  and from what I’ve been told there continue to be a small number of Miami Police Officers and their pals who either as landlords, or as cops for hire, employ these tactics to evict tenants.


The use of these tactics, and the additional acts of setting up tenants, like Fernandez and Valentine did in this instance on a fake drug possession charge merits a lot closer inspection.


The number of cops and ex-cops involved is suspected to be very small, but it none the less warrants a more in-depth review of tenant eviction complaints.


Poor people in Miami get enough shit thrown at them without being the target of illegal evictions by rogue cops, and if they set one guy up on a fake possession charge, then maybe these guys did it more than once.


As for Placido Diaz, when it comes to questionable hires and appointments, it seems that Commissioner Willie Gort has demonstrated that screwing over the public is high on the list of requirements he has for people that work for him.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF MIAMI POLICE OFFICERS ILLEGALLY EVICTING TENANTS, PLEASE NOTIFY ME.


ALSO, I’M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT COPS ANS EX-COPS WHO OWN ASSISTED LIVING GROUP HOMES AND OR HOUSES, ESPECIALLY IN THE ROADS AND LITTLE HAVANA AREA.


Al Crespo

689 NE 92nd Street

Miami, FL 33138

al@alcrespo.net

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AUGUST 31, 2011

I’LL BE ON THE RADIO THURSDAY MORNING

I’ve been invited for a return appearance on Bicycling With Bernie, hosted by Bernadette Pardo, at 9:30 AM, on Thursday morning. 


The show will be in English and Spanish, and you can listen in at 1140 on the AM dial, or go to their website, and click on that Yellow Button you see next to their call letters.


I had a great welcome last week, and I hope to discuss not only some of the issues raised in recent posts, but also some new issues that merit a far larger audience.


See you on the radio.

AUGUST 31, 2011

SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

WILL THEY OR WON’T THEY
IF THEY DO, THE CHARGE WILL BE INSUBORDINATION

The clock is ticking on whether City Manager Johnny “The Doormat” Martinez goes through with the plan to fire Police Chief Miguel Exosito next Tuesday morning.


PART I - WILL HE GET FIRED ON TUESDAY


The plan, as I wrote about it on August 22nd, had Martinez firing the Chief next Tuesday, with the required hearing before the City Commission taking place on Thursday at at a specially convened City Commission meeting.


A lot has happened in the short period of time since I first revealed this plan, perhaps the most important being the return of Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, fresh from having the charges dropped by State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle.


While there’s no way to really predict the final vote should a hearing before the Commission take place, Spence-Jones seemed to be sending a signal when she stated on the Michael Putney Show last weekend that September was traditionally devoted to dealing with budget issues, and that she thought that was the most important issue that the Commission needed to focus their attention on.  But then again, maybe she wasn’t sending a signal, but rather only making a practical observation of what should be important to the Commission during the month of September.


Folks on both sides of this fight have differing opinions on whether or not Martinez goes forward with the firing of the Chief on Tuesday.


Some believing Martinez will go through the motions, if for no other reason than to be able to tell His Ignorance, The Mayor, that he did what he agreed to do in order to become City Manager, and that it will be up to the Mayor to get the votes to support firing the Chief.


On the Exposito side, rumors are circulating that they are ready for the Chief to be fired because they believe they can come in with enough supporting evidence to demonstrate to any wavering Commissioner’s that it’s a pact with the devil to fire the Chief now.


If I were a betting man - and I am - I would bet that the Chief get’s a letter on Tuesday morning, bright and early firing him.


Even at this late date, the best way to gauge whether Regalado decides to go through this is to pay attention to what the Miami Herald publishes in the next few days.


It’s been no secret that Chief Regalado Stenographer, Chuck Rabin, has been hard at work following up leads and stories provided by Placido Diaz, FOP Vice President Javier Ortiz and the rest of the Regalado War Room housed inside Commissioner Gort’s office over the last week or so, and if the decision is made to push forward with firing the Chief, the Herald, acting as the artillery, will fire a barrage of stories to make the Chief and/or Major Al Alvarez look bad in advance of “The Doormat” doing the deed.


It’s just another helpful support service that the Miami Herald provides for the politicians in their pocket.


PART II - ANOTHER REASON TO MOVE AGAINST THE CHIEF ON TUESDAY


In the last several months rumors have circulated that the Mayor has not only become the subject of multiple criminal investigations, but that the clock is ticking on his being led out of City Hall on a Perp Walk.


So, what if you were the Mayor and wanted to find out everything you could about these alleged claims.


For sure the Mayor has been lawyered up for sometime, but having a smart lawyer actually works against the ability to get much hard information directly from investigators because once you’re lawyered up, law enforcement folks won’t normally show up to talk unless it’s initiated by the subject until it’s time to put the handcuffs on.


Everybody speculates about what might be coming down the road at Regalado, but nobody really knows.


So what if the Mayor, Luis Cabrera, Placido Diaz, FOP President Armando Aguilar and FOP Vice President Javier Ortiz and the rest of that gang hanging out in Commissioner Willie Gort’s offices gamed all this out and decided that even if there aren’t enough votes on the Commission to succeed in firing the Chief, the next best thing would be to get inside his office for a couple days.


One possibility is that since Luis Cabrera is still on the books as the Deputy Chief of Police, they would send Cabrera lickity split over to the Police Department to assume the temporary role of Acting Chief for the remainder of the week.


You can bet that none of Exposito’s current leadership team will be appointed acting Chief.


If wiser heads prevail and Cabrera is perceived to be too high profile and volatile for the task, another trusted member of the FOP clique will be chosen as the interim Chief.


So, if Cabrera, or whoever else designated Acting Chief is immediately appointed upon the Chief’s firing, they would have all of Tuesday, all of Wednesday, and all of Thursday to root through the Chief’s computer, desk, files, as well as give orders for the Mayor’s cohorts to go through the building looking for all the documents related to any of these pending criminal investigations, and at the same time they’d also have 2 days to look for any evidence that they might be able to use against the Chief at the Emergency City Commission Meeting.


A lot of folks can’t ever make the connection between what happens in places like Libya - when rebels got into Qaddafi’s compound and looted everything they could lay their hands on - and a modified coup like removing the Chief of Police so that the Mayor’s henchmen can essentially do the same thing to the Chief’s office - albeit, with a little more finesse and less mess.


You can make book that that’s what’s going to happen on Tuesday if the Chief is fired. You’ll be able pretty quickly to start getting reports from inside the Police Department as the search begins, because in short order you can expect folks inside the building to start posting on the website LEO AFFAIRS giving a blow-by-blow description of what’s happening.  There will be very few secrets of the goings on inside the Police Department next week.


PART III - THE LONG-TERM IMPACT IF THE CHIEF IS FIRED BY THE CITY COMMISSION


If the Chief goes, you can expect within a week to hear about wholesale demotions and transfers of Exposito supporters within the Department, and the elevation of those supporters of whoever becomes Chief.  It’s just like a palace coup in any Banana Republic.  One gang replaces another.


The final choice for Chief still seems cloudy. There is some doubt that Cabrera will end up as the permanent Chief - I’ve heard that even the Mayor has become leery of his mood swings and tantrums - and many in the Department are betting that Manny Orasco, currently a Major, who back in the day, along with Armando Aguilar was involved in the Mercardo murder case will get the nod.


No matter who becomes Chief,  IOU’s will have to be settled by the Mayor for the support he’s gotten from Placido Diaz, Armando Aguilar, Javier Ortiz and the other schemers including the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) faction inside the Department.


There is already a theory developing of how Cabrera, Aguilar and Ortiz will come out of the current budget negotiations with the City smelling like roses, with a deal that spares the Police Department any serious cuts to their salaries and benefits that today would seem impossible given the budget deficit, but the deal, if it comes, will be one heralded as a victory by the FOP, and used as a club to silence their critics within the police force who believe that these guys long ago sold out their fellow officers through private deals and arrangements with the Mayor.


Those officers were right, but they didn’t understand the importance of having Luis Cabrera be the City’s representative in the labor negotiations with the FOP, nor did they understand just how much effort has gone into this whole scheme.  Javier Ortiz has not been sending out his irate letters about overtime and restructuring the Department for naught.


There’s been a method to all that has been going on even though at times it seemed like these guys were just pissing in the wind.


But that tale will have to wait for another day.


What everyone needs to focus on now is paying attention to what appears on the pages of the Saturday or Sunday edition of the Miami Herald.


If they write an attack piece on Exposito and/or Alvarez, the Chief will definitely be fired on Tuesday morning!

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When we last left Pimp Daddy, he was hot-footing it with a new girlfriend and pissed over the Court Order that his wife had gotten to make him start paying her support so she could get off of Welfare and Food Stamps.


That was on August 8th.  On August 18th, his wife was back in Court because Pimp Daddy decided he was only going to give her $300 a month - this while he makes $70,000 a year, and force her to use the bus to transport her Special Needs child.


Here’s a PDF of her EMERGENCY MOTION FOR ENFORCEMENT AND/OR CONTEMPT AGAINST HUSBAND FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SUPPORT ORDER.

While his wife and children are forced to put up with this deadbeat’s antics, Angel’s still cruises the highways and bi-ways in his city SUV, talking shit, and making sure that Chuck Rabin gets all the documents he needs for his upcoming barrage of attack pieces on the Chief and Alvarez.


I think that maybe some of Zayon’s former TV colleagues in the Latin news media ought to make it a point to show up at the Emergency Hearing so they can hear for themselves just what a scumbag Angel has become.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE

I WILL BE POSTING A SPECIAL SUNDAY EDITION WITH SEVERAL NEW STORIES, INCLUDING A SLUMLORD - PART III.


NEXT WEEK PROMISES TO BE ONE FILLED WITH TWISTS AND TURNS, AND PERHAPS THE ACTION WILL START OVER THE WEEKEND. 


THINGS WILL BE VERY FLUID, AND THE WEEKEND EDITION MIGHT TAKE THE PLACE OF A TUESDAY MORNING POST, AS I, AND EVERYONE ELSE WAITS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE CHIEF.


HAVE AN ENJOYABLE LABOR DAY WEEKEND. LET’S HOPE THE SUN SHINES, AND THE HURRICANE GOES IN ANOTHER DIRECTION.

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Responding to a question that I sent in, Chuck Rabin, appearing on WLRN’s South Florida Roundup confirmed this afternoon that the Miami Herald will be publishing a story on Sunday about the Miami Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit.  That confirms - as you will read in my post below - that the Chief will be fired on Tuesday morning.


In other related stories, I received an email from someone this morning who claimed to have seen Chief Exposito, Major Al Alvarez and former Miami Police Chief Ken Harms having breakfast at the La Carreta on SW 87th ave and Bird Road. 


Expect to see similar sitings of folks on both sides of this coming battle huddling around restaurant tables in the city during next few days.  There’s nothing like a little politicial plotting and scheming over some tasty Cuban food. 


Lastly, a new name has been added to the list of possible temporary replacements for the Chief after he’s fired on Tuesday: Commander Ricardo Roque.


Rogue is one of the three senior staff that Exposito wanted to demote last month that resulted in the Chief transferring his responsibilities to another Commander, and which is now the basis for the charge of insubordination. His appointment would provide a certain sweet quality of payback, plus, Roque is a member in good standing of the Regalado, Cabrera, Placido Diaz, Armando Aguilar, Javier Ortiz gang.


Not that many months back, I myself saw Placido Diaz escorting Roque into the City Manager’s Office for a little face time with Tony Crapp.


Keep your eyes open, and don’t forget to share what you see and hear as the plot thickens!

BEHIND THE SCENES

The Crespo-Gram Report just received a cell phone photo of a memo that was sent out to senior staff at the Miami Police Department today, announcing a meeting for Shift Representatives to speak with Assistant Chief Blom before the beginning of a Special Roll Call for the 2nd Shift.


Special Roll Calls are a big thing, and we have learned this is when the Department will officially be informed that Exposito has been fired, and the announcement of who the interim Chief will be.


Keep check with us, because we expect to continue getting information throughout the weekend and into next week.  We will be posting major stories on Sunday morning!

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