Thursday, May 3, 2012
Trying to understand what's going on with that ethics investigation...
I wonder how that investigation by the Miami Dade County Ethics Commission is going? You all remember when we discovered that the City of South Miami was doing business with it's police chief's wife's business right? We discovered that this business relationship was a clear violation of the city's own code of ethics and clearly against the county's code of ethics as well. As we reported a while back, the Miami Dade County Ethics Commission found this business relationship so interesting that it decided to conduct an investigation to see what was going on down at South Miami.
While I was over at the ethics commission, I met with its head, Joe Centorino, and was then introduced to the investigator who was going to look into the strange relationship between the city and the chief's wife's business. The investigator I met that was assigned to the City of South Miami seemed a little less enthusiastic than I thought he would be about this case, at the time I couldn't figure out why. Regardless, I told him everything that I knew and he basically told me that he'd get back to me after he had a chance to look at everything. In the interim, I sent this investigator several emails to no avail. I figured that they're doing their thing and it would be best to sit back and wait, so I left it at that.
Fast forward to last night when I got a bombshell dropped on me. One of my sources tells me last night that the investigator assigned to South Miami is good close personal friends with the City of South Miami city manager, Hector Mirable, who is obviously tight with the chief! So much for a fair and unbiased investigation! It's no wonder that this investigator seemed uninterested in what I was telling him and it's rather obvious that considering the relationship between the investigator and the people that he was "supposedly" investigating that this ethics complaint wasn't going to go no where. Oh well!