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 >>
When Henry Bryant and Daniel Mack were caught last year trying to transport a few kilos of cocaine, the arrest sent shock waves well beyond the usual coke bust. That's because Bryant was a Miami Beach firefighter and Mack was a Miami-Dade cop. Their arrest came in a public corruption smackdown that ... More >>
Brian Gentles wanted to be a firefighter even before he arrived in America from Jamaica at age 12. There was something simple and noble about solving other people's problems, not to mention saving their lives. "I was fascinated by putting water on a fire," he says.Now, however, it's the City of Miam ... 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 >>