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Hank Adorno Is A Bad Man, Part II

Turns out Papa Dios doesn't take prayers from Hank Adorno. The South Florida Business Journal reports that the Florida Supreme Court has suspended the prominent Miami attorney from practicing law. And he has 30 days to prove to the court why he shouldn't be barred permanently.

The decision stems from "his acceptance of a $2 million fee in a class action case where the settlement didn't benefit the entire class," according to the Journal.


The court's ruling caps a tumultous turn of events for the Adorno &

Yoss managing partner, who orchestrated the $7 million class action

settlement of the city of Miami's controversial fire fee in secret with

former City Manager Joe Arriola.


Last year, the Florida Bar found that Adorno violated nine bar rules. The bar claimed Adorno breached

his fiduciary duty to Miami property owners by making false statements

in court, charging excessive fees, and representing one client to the

detriment of others in a botched attempt to end a lawsuit aimed at

abolishing the city's controversial fire fee.

Last time we wrote about Adorno, we had to put up with catty comments from one Tomas Martinez, whom we're guessing is Hank's butler or something, who proclaimed, "it's easy to throw stones at successful people to ease over your own sense of failure."

Can't wait to read what Martinez has to say now.

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Francisco Alvarado was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, giving him unique insight into the Magic City and all its dark corners. An investigative reporter with a knack for uncovering corruption, Alvarado made his bones as a staff writer at Miami New Times and remains in dogged pursuit of the next juicy story.