Thursday, April 8, 2010

So what happens when the states victim isn't a victim after all?

Great question isn't it?  If the man who the state claims is the victim of identity theft in one of our mortgage fraud stories isn't really a victim and is indeed involved in the commission of the fraud, what happens to the states case?  The foundation of the Bernardo Barrera mortgage fraud cases rests on one assumption, that Mr. Barrera was the victim of identity theft, without that, the entire case goes out the window.

Let's do a quick summary of what we've found out about Mr. Barrera, the upstanding citizen that the state has us believe is a victim of all kinds of wrongdoing by the defendants...
So what does this all mean?  If Mr. Barrera had knowledge of the fraud, then the states case falls apart.  If indeed he had knowledge, then he's not a victim of identity theft now is he?  If indeed he is involved then he's definately guilty of being involved in an "Organized Scheme to Defraud" and is certainly guilty of "Grand Theft" now isn't he?  

The question that begs to be asked though, is how the hell did the state ignore all these obvious facts that undermine the credibility of their victim?  We know Detective Baluja is too dumb to understand what was going on, but what about assistant state attorney Bill Kostrzewski?  Why was the prosecutor ignoring the documents that were part of his own file?  Why behave in such a negligent manner?  These are questions only he can answer.  Even now after Mr. Kostrzewski has been taken off the case and replaced with a new prosecutor, why does the state still continue to ignore these pertinent facts?  Fortunately for us, the facts that we've uncovered only need to be heard by a Jury to prove what kind of idiots put this case together. 

If Mr. Barrera isn't a victim, then who is?  We'll discuss tomorrow.


  1. The actual victim is Citi. The original complaint by BB was only a (false) statement that he was not part of the scheme to defraud Citi. Citi needs to step in to get this cleaned up. Part of that should be to demand an investigation of the Economic Crimes unit and their apparent participation in schemes to defraud Citi.


    "Miami police are expected to announce the arrest of eight people Thursday afternoon at a press conference at police headquarters, including two city cops who are alleged to have used their positions to frighten tenants at an apartment complex into paying rent and moving out.

    Sources familiar with the arrests said a third officer will be arrested on federal charges that include a civil rights violation."