Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Headlines or lack thereof. Revisiting the case of Roger Besu.

I'm sure everyone remembers yesterdays post where we discussed the arrest of disbarred attorney Roger Besu. According to the county corrections department website, Mr. Besu was arrested on Sunday and is being held at the Pre-Trial Detention Center with $5,000,000 bail, that's right FIVE MILLION DOLLARS BAIL! Consider also that Mr. Besu was accused of stealing nearly TWO MILLION DOLLARS of clients money from his trust account. Now ask yourself why you haven't heard about this anywhere other than on this blog? Isn't the story of an attorney stealing from his trust account newsworthy? Isn't his arrest and subsequent five million dollar bail amount worth mentioning? Really, we've all heard about the girl getting shot over a parking spot over the long weekend, the media is bombarding us with stories about Hurricane XXXXX that's fizzled out in the middle of nowhere, yet the story of Roger Besu hasn't made the news?!

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!

19 comments:

  1. Hey Straw Buyer,you really have nothing else better to do!!! Are you some sort of pretend writer that never made it in the real world, why don't you find a "real" story to write about, like child rapist running around Miami streets instead of writing about a guy that no one really cares to hear about. And, get a real name for your blog, The Straw Buyer... sounds like a joke. Ha. Ha.

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  2. Thanks for the comment and sorry to disappoint! Obviously you care enough to keep reading, so sit back, chill out and enjoy the FAIL!

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  3. What happening with Roger Besu case ?

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  4. I am glad this Besu guy is paying...he got what he needed!!! Let's see how long he will stay in!!

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  5. If you only knew what an asshole this guy was, arrogant fucking asshole. I really feel for the old man that deposited his life's savings in his trust account only to get swindled out of it.

    I hope you like it now Roger, you stupid fuck.

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  6. Spoke with someone that knew this asshole Besu!!....he came out on bail with only 50,000, incredible huh...now he sits at home...watching tv while this guys money is in his pocket!! And i wonder.... what happend to the wife...that low class cuban bitch!! Is she hiding or spending money in New York with relatives...or maybe waching tv with him....how long will he serve?? a year? NOT FAIR...he should stay in at least 10 years so he learns his lesson!!.

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  7. anything new on the Besu case??? I want to know whats going on...is he at home or serving?? Probably still at home watching tv....PEOPLE DO YOU THINK IS IS FAIR?

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  8. For sure he is going to enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and family like nothing...sad part is the guy he stole the money from...how do you think his thanksgiving is going to be like?

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  9. $2.6+ Million buys a lot of GOBBLE GOBBLE!

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  10. Besu was the PR for my stepfather after his death. Money is missing from the estate and still, after over 2.5 years my mom has received very little. Besu really fucked his best friend's wife.

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  11. Prior to Besu's disappearing act, he warranty-deeded all of his properties to his relatives (sons included) for $10 each. All of their nuts have to be chopped off.

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  12. So that means that he has nothing under his name? Everything is under his relatives? How about the 2.6 million, also under someone else name? That really sucks.....hope someone is reading this...people need to know what kind of a person he was. Jail for him ....we need justice !!!!

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  13. Here's another bit of information on the Roger Besu mess:

    http://thestrawbuyer.blogspot.com/2009/12/remember-that-attorney-roger-besu.html

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  14. Who is the lawyer for this man!!! Probably a close friend?? ...

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  15. Can someone tell us what are the charges for Besu.....rico act maybe?

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  16. NO ONE TO TELL US ABOUT THIS CASE????????? INFORMATION NEEDED

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  17. Found it!! Arturo Hernandez is the lawyer....very close friend of the Besu Clan ...also well know as to assist social events together. The is going to be a hearing on Jan 25, 2010....lets see how it goes...

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  18. What happened at the hearing?

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  19. This guy is a D Bag and crook i know some of his family and they dispice him since cuba he takes after his grandfather another crook

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