A recent Miami-Dade ethics commission
probe concluded three women residing at an assisted living facility
in North Miami Beach were victims of absentee ballot voter fraud. The
commission's executive director, Joe Centorino, notified officials at
the Park Plaza Retirement Residence that while the ... More >>
Richard ScruggsThe public corruption unit at the
Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is getting quite a makeover.
Longtime unit chief Joe Centorino will soon depart to take on a new
gig as executive director of the Miami-Dade ethics commission. And
assistant state attorney Richard Scruggs is now w ... More >>
Less than a week after New Times reported that Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia was in foreclosure and has failed to pay both property and business taxes, prosecutors are eying his campaign finances.Joe Centorino, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney in charge of public corruption, confirmed ... More >>
Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson HernandezLike any social-media-savvy politician, Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson Hernandez uses Facebook to correspond with his constituents. "This is the 21st Century," Hernandez says. "Why wouldn't I use a great communication tool to get my message across?"But a town ... More >>
Kelvin Baker is no longer North Miami Beach's city manager.The Miami Herald reports this morning that the North Miami Beach City Council fired Manager Kelvin Baker last night. Although no specifics were given, Banana Republican wonders if his termination had anything to do with Baker accusing som ... More >>
Vietnam left him paralyzed and in constant pain. But his female co-workers -- who have spent the past fifteen years fending off unwanted advances and inappropriate comments -- say his greatest handicaps are from the neck up.
There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.