Monday, March 8, 2010

MDPD top cop, Glenn Theobald in trouble? Was the leader of the "Fraud Squad" forced to retire??

Say it ain't so!!!  That's right, Glenn Theobald, chief legal counsel for the MDPD and the creator and head of the MDPD Mortgage Fraud Task force is in hot water over the misspending of monies set aside by the federal government in a trust fund for the MDPD to go after people committing environmental crimes.  We learned a few weeks ago that Mr. Theobald had authorized the purchase of some rather strange items that I suppose the MDPD intended to use for the purpose of fighting environmental crime, when he was called to task for authorizing the trust fund money to be spent on these items, he made a quick about face in the form of a memo rescinding a previous memo where he OK'd the purchases:
"This memorandum rescinds the previous opinion regarding your memo to this writer...trust fund monies in the account can only be used to further environmental investigations...A direct nexus with the expenditure and the furtherance of environmental investigations is required...Any other interpretation was mistaken due to the information provided at the time the memorandum was presented."
I suppose that wasn't good enough, since both Mr. Theobald and the man that was the head of the MDPD environmental crimes investigation unit, Frank Vecin were both reassigned from their posts by MDPD Director James Loftus last week (according to Jim DeFede of WFOR).  What difference does it make to us?  In the case of Mr. Vecin, it makes none, but what about Mr. Theobald, the head of the Mortgage Fraud Task Force and the MDPD chief legal counsel?  Where does he go?  Let's see what an online source tells us regarding this matter...
"Theobald will be gone in 30 days. He was allowed to retire in lieu of a demotion as the Major of Crime Scene."
OH SNAP!  While that statement should be considered nothing more than rumor at this point, it certainly does sound plausible.  If indeed it is true, we're sure the MDPD will quickly find another attorney to fill his spot as chief legal counsel, but who's going to take over his position as the head of the Mayors Mortgage Fraud Task Force?!  After all, the task force was Mr. Theobald's pet project, the vehicle with which he gained national press coverage.  So what now?  Who's going to be the new leader of the "Fraud Squad"?  


Considering how the top brass at the MDPD misspent the millions of dollars set aside for the prosecution of environmental crimes, what's going to happen with the $50,000,000 of federal money that the Mortgage Fraud Task Force was supposed to get over the next five years?  From what we've read, Mr. Theobald has been lobbying Uncle Sam incessantly over the last three years for tens of millions of dollars of funding for his Mortgage Fraud Task Force, you have to wonder considering what's gone on with the green fund money if anyone has looked into how the mortgage fraud money has been spent?  

Our hats are off to the new director of the MDPD, Mr. James Loftus for getting to the bottom of this mess and taking swift action.  It's about time the citizens of Dade county had someone in the PD that was serious about cleaning up corruption within the department.  Consider for a moment though, since we started our story, the lead detective in one of our mortgage fraud stories get's taken off a headline case and demoted to auto theft, a veteran economic crimes prosecutor get's taken off the same headline case and now, the head of the Mayor's heralded Mortgage Fraud task force may have lost his job.  Strange times.

18 comments:

  1. Why doesn't somebody investigate Vecin's house in his backyard that he build with police emergency funds and he has installed two county generators hooked to his house for emergency outages.He had all this installed by county employees and using county equipment. He was given permission by Alverez.When is this man going to be arrested, Anyone else would be. We are paying him to store these generators. How do we as citizens retreive all this money he has stolen.I guaranty he also built his son a masion with county money.

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  2. Theobald was demoted and elected to resign. You know..the cowards way out...

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  3. Forced out of your job? Check.
    Humiliated in front of peers? Check.
    Career destroyed? Check.
    Disgraced in front of friends and family? Check.
    Dreams and ambitions annihilated? Check.

    This is what this lot did to me, isn't karma a bitch?

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  4. "Creator and Head of the MDPD Mortgage Fraud Task Force"! Research a little further and you'd discover that Mr. Theobald didn't know anything about Mortgage Fraud until he "stole" the brain works of mortgage fraud from its true Creator, Sgt. Richard Davis formerly "creator and head" of the Mortgage Fraud Task Force; that was until Mr. Theobald stole that position from him as well. I concur with a prior commentor; "Karma is a bitch."

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  5. This task force was nothing more than a stepping stone for Mr Theobalds political career and another way to funnel federal money for his gangs use.

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  6. Generators in Frank Vecins backyardMarch 9, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Keep us out of this!

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  7. Vigoas joining the party, he was given 30 days to either take a demotion or retire.

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  8. Frank Vecins backyardMarch 9, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Nothing going on here, absolutely nothing. Keep moving.

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  9. I guess I left MDPD before corruption was really intense. The "Good Ole Days" are GONE.

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  10. You think theobald authorized the purchase of any Toyota SUV's? At least if he did the county could jump on the class action lawsuit bandwagon.

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  11. Don't go congratulating Loftus, he is only the puppet of Mayor Alvarez and John Rivera. Check out the PBA contract and what John Rivera just got the officers. Then go check out Rivera.

    Theobald does not need to defend himself. Go read all the command staffs files and get back to the public. Vecin 99 percent of article was about him, a sentence saying Theobald signed off on Vecin using the funds, who spent the money? Vecin. The county sets up the procedures, maybe they should re evaluate them.

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  12. I agree that Vecin may have spent the money, but it was MDPD Chief Legal Counsel Glenn Theobalds memo that facilitated the spending, end of story. See how that works? If not for the memo, none of this would have occurred. Perhaps a lapse in judgment? Maybe a favor for his friends in the command staff? Who knows.

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  13. The Generators in Frank Vecin's backyardMarch 13, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Nothing here, absolutely nothing to see here, keep moving along.

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  14. Thank God, Karma has gotten around to Glenn (the wife beater) Theobald; and I have the pictures to prove it. Glenn abused me mentally and physically for 13 years and because he worked for the police department he got away with it. I hope Charlie Crist does not let this get swept under the rug like everything else he has done wrong. He even abandand me to run off with another women while his son was dying in the hospital. Justice needs to be served, Glenn should not be allowed to keep cheating and stealing without paying the price everyone else would pay.

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  15. Glenn Theobald didnt abandon his son while he was dying in a hospital, you idiot bitch. I was his son's best friend and visited him multiple times after he was hit by a car and in a coma. At no point was he "dying". Bash his political activities all you want, but the man was a good father to his son. He also makes excellent pancakes. lol

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  16. WIFE BEATER?? ARE YOU SURE YOU DIDN'T SUSTAIN THOSE INJURIES FALLING INTO ONE OF YOUR BOTTLES??? GLEN IS INTELLIGENT AND MOTIVATED..SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF LESS SUCCESSFUL, SMALL MINDED PEOPLE RESENT. HE DIVORCED HIS RAGING ALCOHOLIC EX-WIFE AFTER MANY FUTILE ATTEMPTS TO GET HER SOBER, AND WHILE GLENNIE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL IF SHE WASN'T ALREADY IN REHAB-AGAIN-SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN. GLENNIE HAD ONE PHENOMENAL PARENT, AND THAT WAS GLEN. HIS SITUATION WITH THE MDPD IS MISFORTUNATE AND THEIR LOSS. BECAUSE HIS BITTER EX-WIFE CHOSE BOOZE OVER HER HUSBAND AND CHILD, SHE THINKS KARMA MADE GLENN LOSE HIS JOB. KARMA IS MORE LIKELY FOR HER TO LOSE HER LIVER THAN GLENN LOSE HIS CAREER.

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