A Fine Mess

Georges William was fined $500 because his name was found in a pile of illegally dumped trash. Then New Times showed up.

Not all unfairly accused dumpers can count on a paperwork glitch, though. The city has received some attention recently for stepped-up code enforcement. The current (low) standard of proof could be making it a little too easy for the city to pick up a quick $500 or $1000 fine. "If they find your name on a piece of paper," advises a local landlord who asks not to be identified, "you're dead meat."

kathy.glasgow@miaminewtimes.com

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