Miami Beach residents better hope that Otero is right and that the graft in his department has been nipped in the bud. Because the boom years are coming back to SoBe: Luxury condos are setting sales records, and new buildings are again sprouting all over town, particularly around Sunset Harbour. If he's wrong, the Beach could soon be a corruption free-for-all.

It might already be, if one particularly knowledgeable source is to be believed.

"There's a lot more to it than what's been said," Chai Footman confessed to New Times a few weeks before beginning his eight-month sentence in March for accepting bribes. (Henry Bryant, who smuggled the fake cocaine, is serving 20 years in federal prison.)

Asked if corruption extends beyond those arrested, Footman answered, "That's a pretty good assumption.

"All you have to do is be out there at the clubs at night," he added. "Watch the fire inspectors as they go through and do their stuff. Whatever you are looking for, you'll find it."

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Sobebaby
Sobebaby

There's the Cuban Mafia...the Jewish Mafia and the Jewban Mafia yo! oy vey!

mchlwnd1
mchlwnd1

jose smith the city attorney has been the the longest and perhaps he is the corruption problem in miami beach.

howfastru
howfastru

Take a look at the New MB Risk Manager from MDC omg she worked with Risk Mgr.  Miguel Solomon who fired for setting up fake insurance claims. Now MB has this adjuster from MDC to help City Atty Jose Smith settle cases with out anyone looking at anything.. Super Job HR dept, and the want to be City Manager Kathie Brooks... Is anyone paying attention to what they are doing???Hello Inspector General all the dirt is buried in the Risk Mgt Dept and the City Attorneys Office. Oh I forgot that is not open to Public Records...

jhoncorner44
jhoncorner44


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run.randrand
run.randrand

EDNA--WILL INVESTIGATE...SOMETIME--SOMEWHERE---SOMEHOW...!

Jen Die
Jen Die

ooooohhhhh ...NOT Miami....NEVER

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

Great writing BTW. Liked the prose

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

Sure sounds alot like the MIA /305 that I know. What, you didn't think the banana republic just went away, did you? Another example of how you can do whatever you want in Miami, as long as your money is green.

 
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