On Friday, New Times published a three-month investigation into Miami Beach Fire Rescue (MBFR). It showed that MBFR leaders and other city officials ignored evidence of corruption. Millions of dollars in permit fees mysteriously went missing. And the two employees who did complain were forced o ... More >>
Jose L. Alberto, the former lead code compliance inspector for Miami Beach, was scheduled to be honored by the city on April 11. Instead, that same day he found himself behind bars on charges that he had extorted a South Beach nightclub. Now, according to the Miami Herald, Alberto will plead guilty ... More >>
Two months after five Miami Beach code inspectors and two members of the Miami Beach Fire Department were arrested on charges of shaking down a Miami Beach nightclub, Chai Footman, a fire inspector, has plead guilty to charges of corruption.
When the FBI swooped into Miami Beach last week to arrest seven city workers for extorting thousands from a South Beach club, the higher-ups in City Hall shouldn't have been shocked. The Miami Herald got their hands on the personnel records of the five code officers and two fire inspectors busted by ... More >>
Seven Miami Beach employees and a Miami-Dade cop found themselves hit with public corruption charges today in two separate cases. In the first, code compliance officers and firefighters allegedly accepted cash payoffs from South Beach nightclubs to ignore code issues that might have closed the estab ... More >>