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Every year, New Times chooses the 12 most odious people in Dade to memorialize their crimes against Miami. Here are 2012's Dirty Dozen.
• After taxpayers bought the Miami Marlins a $560 million stadium, the team responded with one of the most embarrassing displays in sports history. Manager Ozzie Guillen said he loved Fidel Castro, the team finished last in the East, and scumbag owner Jeffrey Loria traded every single member of the team by November. Damn you, Billy the Marlin!
• While Rep. David Rivera's life spiraled into a ridiculous episode of Maury, Ana Alliegro played the token crazy lady. Between acting as Rivera's bag woman with cash in envelopes, the "conservative bad girl" got naked, threatened her husband with a loaded gun, and then disappeared.
• Miami Beach City Manager Jorge Gonzalez made SoBe the most corrupt town in Dade, with cops charged with drunkenly riding ATVs and harassing gays, department heads taking six-figure bribes, firefighters smuggling coke into clubs, and politicians extorting tickets from symphonies.
• Miami thought it was finally rid of the Kardashians when three towns refused to let them film their loathsome reality show. Then North Miami welcomed them with open arms and even gave them keys to the city.
• Gunplay, Miami's favorite black rapper with Swastika tattoos, faces life in prison for pistol-whipping a Tax Place grunt during a robbery.
• The rich son of The Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria — Peter Rosello — amused himself by "nut-punching" a sleeping homeless man, filming it, and posting it on YouTube. He was then promptly arrested.
• Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez named a street after a convicted coke dealer, used absentee-ballot scammers, and refused to extend early voting while people waited in eight-hour lines.