Christopher Mazzella

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    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Micky Arison and Miami Heat Get Audited by Miami-Dade Inspector General

    Following multiple stories from Riptide about the Miami Heat refusing to share profits from the American Airlines Arena with county taxpayers who subsidize the place, Miami-Dade Inspector General Christopher Mazzella has apparently decided that someone should try to verify how much the team is actua ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Vote Yes On Question #56 And Fight Public Corruption

    Norman Braman's advice to voters notwithstanding, there is a measure on the ballot that deserves a resoundingly emphatic YES! And that is the question asking voters to make the Miami-Dade Inspector General's office a permenant part of the county's home rule charter -- in effect our local constitutio ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Miami-Dade Fire Chief Herminio Lorenzo Exposed By Inspector General

    via Miami-Dade Fire RescueMiami-Dade Fire Chief Herminio Lorenzo​Joseph Mitrani was given the job of overseeing construction of a new training facility for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Mitrani was instrumental in making sure the project was completed on time and under budget, according t ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    A Former Miami-Dade Public Schools Principal Avoids Criminal Charges

    Inspector General investigators discovered former high school principal Donald Hoecheryl falsified documents to hide the fact he had spent more than $200,000 in taxpayer money for unauthorized teacher retreats to Hawk's Cay Resort in the Keys and three other hotels.​A two-year investigation by the ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Inspector General Gets Busy Cracking Down on Small-Time Rackets

    Alex Izaguirre​ This past Friday, Miami-Dade inspector general Christopher Mazzella announced his office had busted ex-schools police Sgt. Patricia Hobby stealing $2,841 in overtime she didn't work.To avoid jail time, Hobby agreed to resign from the schools police force, complete 150 hours of comm ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Pastor Targets Corruption

    Simon Graves wants to dunk crooked pols.

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    November 17, 2005

    Pet Dumb

    County cops ripped off kitties and doggies, auditors say

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    August 11, 2005

    Forever Missing Part 2

    Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers

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    November 25, 2004

    Keep 'Em Separated

    The Office of the Inspector General and the Commission on Ethics and Public Trust may part ways after an acrimonious year

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    November 11, 2004

    The Bitch

    Rave Robbers

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    August 12, 2004

    Ethics and E-mails

    Miami-Dade's ethics czar decides to use the Internet to upbraid the inspector general. Bad decision

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    August 12, 2004
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    August 5, 2004
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    July 29, 2004

    Inspector Imperiled

    Incredibly, the job of one of the county's most successful and vigilant agents is on the line

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    July 22, 2004

    No Christmas Spirit in July

    Santa's Enchanted Forest may be a children's favorite, but for one county commissioner it's an outrage

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    January 15, 2004

    A Deal to Dial For

    A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid

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    December 18, 2003

    Doctors and Deadbeats

    Jackson Memorial Hospital's foreign patients owe the county more than $85 million

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    October 17, 2002

    Firemen's Ball

    How you gonna keep 'em down on the job, once they've seen OT?

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    September 19, 2002


    Greed, thievery, corruption, and betrayal -- the sordid tale of Miriam Alonso's downfall

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    November 29, 2001

    The $400 Million Santa

    For 30 days Steve Shiver wasn't sleazy or overtly unethical. A personal record for the county manager.

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    November 15, 2001

    Greed Stinks

    It smells like political cronyism, laced with a little Penelas and arsenic

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    April 12, 2001

    And the Winner Is...

    What could go wrong with a $600 million airport contract? Funny you should ask.