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Carlos Bertonatti: Dirty Dozen 2010

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Each year, New Times puts together a list of the

sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human

beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this

year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue,

which comes with a full-page illustration of the dynamic dozen.

He spent most of his young adulthood crooning bad love ballads and cultivating an even worse record as a driver when Carlos Bertonatti slammed into a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway in mid-January. The 28-year-old Venezuelan then sped away with the bicycle lodged under his Volkwagon ride while his victim bled to death on the pavement. In 12 years with a Florida driver's license, Bertonatti racked up 40 traffic violations, including ten times for speeding.

When he crushed 44-year-old Christophe Le Canne, Bertonatti was driving over 60 miles per hour and under the influence of alcohol, police claim. The arrogance and callousness for his wretched behavior Bertonatti and his supporters displayed in the subsequent days following the crash only reinforces his number 2 spot on our Dirty Dozen list.

Previous dirty denizens of Miami for 2010 include:

Jennifer Lopez
Rick Scott
Carlos Alvarez and Norman Braman
Bill Parcells
George Alan Rekers
Jeffrey Loria
Capri Anderson
Kat Stacks
Wyclef Jean

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