Then this email I received over the weekend is worth far more when it comes to the City of South Miami and it's Police Chief's relationship with his wife's company, Airways Auto Tag Agency. Remember, ever since we uncovered the City of South Miami's dealings with the police chief's wife's company, clearly in violation of the city's own ethics code, everyone involved from the city has denied every knowing that this unethical business relationship was going on. Remember, when confronted by the Miami Herald, both the city manager, Hector Mirabile and police major Ana Baixauli simply brushed it off as an innocent mistake that the police chief, Orlando Martinez De Castro knew nothing about.
Take a look at this email which turns the city's version of events on its ear, rest assured, I've verified the source of this email...
I worked at Airways Auto Tag Agency for several years, and in one occasion I processed transactions for the City of South Miami. At the time of these transactions three individuals from the city actually came in to the office to perform these transactions. They introduced themselves as being coworkers that were refered by Orlando Martinez De Castro husband of Ileana Martinez De Castro and also chief of City of South Miami. Before coming to the office a quote for the amount of the transactions was issued to the individuals representing the City of South Miami, and about a week later that individuals came to the office to process those transactions. Those transactions were paid with a check from The City of South Miami for the amount of the quote.
Now what? So much for that "we had no idea this was going on" nonsense, right? We'll discuss in detail next time.