Does everyone remember the headline from the Miami Herald on October 3, 2008? In case you forgot, here it is again:
"Coral Gables lawyer, 2 others charged in mortgage fraud."That headline and the story that followed were very much about a lawyer that was accused of breaking the law and not so much about the other two people arrested who made off with over $300,000. Yet in the case of Mr. Besu the media is quiet, why? The reason the media hasn't reported this story is because there is no political motivation to publicize this case, no one in the MDPD or the State Attorneys Office will benefit from the public learning about Mr. Besu. Consider that in the October 2008 mortgage fraud arrests either the MDPD or the State Attorneys Office made a press release on the arrests, ask yourself who had the most to gain by the story being published, who needed the publicity to keep their machine moving? The answer is rather disturbing and is a sad commentary on our county government and the political ambitions of its leaders.
Although it was this blog that had written about Mr. Besu's and the missing $2,000,000, we cannot take credit for being made aware of the arrest this past weekend, that credit has to go to one of our anonymous readers who posted the following:
Disregard the first comment for a moment and look at the second which was made on September 7, 2009. This comment at least in my tin foil hat wearing mind is very telling about who exactly is reading our blog. Taking into account that the arrest was made over a long weekend and that it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the media, who exactly would have knowledge of this event? Did you come to the same conclusion that we did? Interesting isn't it? Now with that conclusion in hand, consider that we wrote about Mr. Besu's situation and just a week or so later the cops nabbed him. It's a stretch, but considering who we already know to be reading our blog and what we learned from the comment above, is it fair to conclude that our story may have had something to do with this arrest? Here we are typing away about stories that no one wants to hear then come to find out we could have this kind of effect?! WOW!
Back to that other comment about "selective prosecution" from the post on August 27, truer words have never been spoken!