Rolling Stone: "Goodbye, Miami" ... by gimleteye
51 minutes ago
After eluding police for almost a year, the detectives from the Coral Gables Economic Crimes Unit finally apprehended Roger Besu, a local attorney who embezzled well over $2.6 million, and served him with a felony arrest warrant.
Besu was entrusted with the life savings of a client when he was given $5.2 million to be deposited into his escrow/ trust account. Four months after depositing the funds into his firm’s escrow account, Besu began to withdraw the funds and disseminate the $2.6 million into several overseas bank accounts. Using his luxury yacht to leave the country, Besu and his wife then fled the United States and established residence throughout several Central American countries.
With the cooperative help of the U.S. Marshalls, United States Department of State, Servicio Nacional de Inmigracion de Panama, Miami Dade Police Department, and the Coral Gables Police Department; fugitive Roger Besu was finally located boarding a flight from Ecuador to Panama on Sunday morning.
Panamanian officials denied Besu entry to the country of Panama after his passport was flagged with a felony arrest warrant. Besu was immediately placed on a plane with two local law enforcement officials who arrived at Miami International Airport where detectives from the Coral Gables Police Department were waiting at the terminal with the arrest warrant.
Besu was placed under arrest and transported to Turner Gilford Knight (TGK) Correctional Facility where his initial arrest warrant bond was set at $5 million.
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They even got to this message board, huh?LOL! Oh, well. I figured that was that till the other day when I noticed that we were getting hits from the LEOaffairs website again, lo and behold, someone started a thread linking to our blog and our discussions regarding the Chief, the third comment from user name "Spartacus" tells it all...
I guess this post will be "Deleted Accidentally" in ... 3 ... 2 ...That's funny as hell. The take away here is that no matter how hard you try to contain these kinds of stories, now matter how hard you try to suppress the truth, it always has a weird way of working its way to the surface. In my opinion this type of censorship is the lowest form damage control by the Chief, his family and his supporters. The very constitution that the Chief and his officers swore to uphold guarantees the right to free speech, as the judge who heard the motion to revoke bond most eloquently put it to the prosecutor who asked for some sort of restraints to be put on our blog...
"Have you ever heard of something called the first amendment?"
(c)Prohibition on transacting business with the city. No person included in the terms defined in paragraphs (b)(1) through (6) and in paragraph (b)(9) shall enter into any contract or transact any business in which that person or a member of the immediate family has a financial interest, direct or indirect with the city or any person or agency acting for the city, and any such contract, agreement or businessengagement entered in violation of this subsection shall render the transaction voidable. Willful violation of this subsection shall constitute malfeasance in office and shall effect forfeiture of office or position.
Willful violation of this subsection shall constitute malfeasance in office and shall effect forfeiture of office or position.
"I had to get second mortgages on my house to keep the business going"We'll investigate that claim tomorrow...
"Private license plate agencies may charge additional fees associated with performing motor vehicle transactions"Obviously as these are for profit businesses who are in business to make money therefore they'll be charging fees above and beyond whatever the state or county sponsored agencies would charge. That's all well and good, now the next question that we're left with is why were four separate transactions for the City of South Miami costing nearly two thousand dollars? Let's see what the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has to say about this...