There's no doubt, down here in Miami, it's all about who you know. For those of you that have been following our Airways Auto Tag agency story, it's blatantly obvious that if the owner of the tag agency was anyone other than the wife of of a police chief, things would have gone down completely differently. Think about it, when the shit hit the fan, is there any doubt that the chief made a few phone calls and pushed the investigation along? Does anyone believe that the cops that came out and investigated the case weren't in one way shape or form biased because the alleged victim of the theft was none other than a sitting police chief's wife? Not to mention a police chief that had long standing personal ties with our own state attorney? Did the poor tellers that were charged have a shot at getting their stories heard or was their fate sealed before the detectives asked them a single question? We all know the answer to that, obviously being married to a police chief has it's advantages, especially when the cops (even from an unrelated jurisdiction) are investigating your business.
There you have it! According to Mr. Barrera his brother is the attorney general of Panama! How many times do you think he told the police and the state attorney that through the course of the investigation and the subsequent criminal case? Any doubt that "my brother is the attorney general of Panama" somehow changed the states perception of the case against Mr. Barrera no matter how much evidence there was against him?
Like I said before, it's all about who you know...