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CRESPOGRAM REPORT

OCTOBER 9, 2013

THIS IS ETHICS IN MIAMI

Another part of the complaint (C 12-32) accused Commissioner Carollo of using his position to have trees planted in the swale near his home.   Since the trees were part of a larger distribution through the district and did not solely benefit Carollo, No Probable Cause was found on that portion of the complaint by the Ethics Commission.

HERE IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF WHY THE MIAMI-DADE COMMISSION ON ETHICS AND PUBLIC TRUST IS LITTLE MORE THAN A COLLECTION OF RAT-FUCK SCAMMERS SUCKING ON THE PUBLIC TIT

Two Oak’s planted in the swale in front of the Commissioner’s house on SW 14th Avenue. The trees were valued at $3200 each.


Below are 5 Royal Palms planted in the swale in front of a house off of SW 12th Avenue.

After I took these photographs, I went to the City’s MRC building in an effort to track down who had authorized these trees being planted. I was eventually directed to Robert Fenton, who is the City’s Project Manager for the new parking garages being built as part of the Marlin’s stadium.


When I found Fenton, I asked him who had authorized the planting of these trees.


His response was, “I can’t tell you.”


“Why not?” I asked.


“Because if I tell you, I’ll get in trouble,” he responded.


My answer to that was, “ Guess what!  You’re already in trouble for telling me that.”


Fenton refused to answer any more of my questions and told me to send him a public records request if I wanted any further information.


I did, and he refused to answer.  I then wrote letters to Julie Bru - the $379,000 a year nitwit that passes for the Miami City Attorney - and detailed what Fenton had told me.  I then asked her for the records.


This went on for over 4 months until I wrote Bru on February 22nd, and told her I was getting ready to sue the City over these documents.


I never got a satisfactory answer from Fenton or anyone else in the city as to why Fenton would have gotten in trouble for telling me who told him where to plant these trees, so when I filed my ethics complaint against Carollo for calling the Chief of Police over the traffic stop, I included these trees and the refusal of Robert Fenton to identify who had told him to plant the Oak tress in front of Carollo’s house.


On Tuesday morning, as part of another issue I asked for a copy of the Ethics Commission’s Investigator’s report on my original complaint regarding this issue.


There, in that report I found this most astounding admission.

These 4 were planted further South off of SW 12th Avenue.

On March 30, 2011, I wrote a story about Frank Carollo accepting free tickets and hotel accommodations to Spain in 2010, from AirEurpoa airline that had received a Key to the City. Frank was the only City Commissioner who attended the event in the Mayor’s Office.

   Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commissioner Frank Carollo, and Juan Jose  

   Hidalgo of AirEurpoa, at Miami City Hall, March 22, 2010.

As part of that story I also wrote about the Oak trees that the city had planted in front of Frank’s house, and some of the palm trees that had been planted around his District.

Here in Black and White is the admission that Miami City Commissioner Frank Carollo drove around with Robert Fenton and told him where he wanted the trees planted, including the 2 Oak trees, each costing $3200, in front of HIS HOUSE.


How did the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Trust respond to this revelation? Below is the portion from the November 27, 2012, Press Release that announced that Probable Cause had been found against Carollo for calling the Chief of Police after he got stopped for a Traffic Violation.

THE OPERATIVE WORDS ARE, “DID NOT SOLELY BENEFIT CAROLLO.”


CLEARLY, IN THE EYES OF THE MIAMI-DADE COMMISSION ON ETHICS AND PUBLIC TRUST IF A MIAMI CITY COMMISSIONER GETS IN A CAR WITH A CITY EMPLOYEE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO TAKE HIS ORDERS AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER, AND DRIVES AROUND TELLING HIM IN FRONT OF WHICH HOUSES IN HIS DISTRICT HE WANTS EXPENSIVE TREES PLANTED - INCLUDING HIS OWN - THEN THAT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE CITY CHARTER, NOR AN ABUSE OF POWER NOR EVEN AN IMPROVEMENT TO THE VALUE OF HIS PROPERTY AS LONG AS THE COMMISSIONER MAKES SURE THAT OTHER HOUSES BESIDES HIS OWN RECEIVED THESE GIFTS FROM THE TAXPAYERS.


IF YOU CARE TO READ THE COMPLETE INVESTIGATOR’S REPORT BELOW, YOU WILL SEE THAT THERE WAS NEVER ANY EFFORT MADE TO DETERMINE WHO OWNED THESE OTHER HOUSES THAT BENEFITED FROM THE COMMISSIONER’S DRIVE-BY TOUR - SUCH AS MAYBE FAMILY OR FRIENDS - BECAUSE THAT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED REAL WORK ON THE PART OF THE INVESTIGATOR, AND THE RESULTS MIGHT HAVE PROVED TO BE EMBARRASSING TO ALL INVOLVED.


ETHICS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOE CENTORINO, WITH A STRAIGHT FACE, WANTS PEOPLE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO BELIEVE THAT HIS AGENCY IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ENFORCING ETHICAL BEHAVIOR IN THIS COUNTY.


IN A PIG’S ASS!


I believe that they didn’t go after Carollo on this issue incident because it would have appeared that maybe they were piling on.


Even when these assholes are caught dead to rights doing wrong, see how with a deft massaging of a few words Joe “Let ‘Em Go” Centorino and his gang continue to make sure that the Family and Friends Plan continues to operate.


Imagine how many people would love to walk into a criminal court on some charge and have the prosecutor tell the judge, “Well judge, we’d like to charge this individual with a crime, but since he “did not solely benefit” from the commission of the crime, we’re not going to press charges.”


It’s Miami, Bitches!

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