Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ex South Miami cop federally indicted...



Our comments section has been abuzz about this recently, from the Herald...

By Brenda MedinaThe Miami Herald 
Authorities arrested a former South Miami detective on extortion and fraud charges in a case that reaches into Sweetwater.
Richard Muñoz, a 15-year South Miami veteran until his retirement last year, pleaded guilty March 14 on charges of taking advantage of his position and using false information with intent to commit fraud.
Muñoz’s crimes may be linked to charges against Sweetwater officer William García, arrested in August on charges of identity theft and credit card fraud, but public documents in the federal case did not provide details. However, sources familiar to the case said Muñoz, 45, will be an important witness against García.
Muñoz, who was arrested on March 10, reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors last week after he agreed to be on a list of more than 50 potential witnesses against García when his trial begins in April.
Muñoz had pleaded not guilty when he was first arrested. He is now free on bail and his sentencing has been scheduled for May 9, at which time he could face up to five years in prison.
Muñoz’s lawyer, Gustavo Lage, could not be reached for comment.
South Miami Police Chief Rene Landa said on Wednesday that the crimes committed by Muñoz do not reflect the culture of his department.
“We were not aware of these activities until now, when they were made public,” Landa said. Muñoz was detached to the Drug Enforcement Administration on a task force for more than a year, Landa said.
According to the agreement with federal prosecutors, Muñoz was not charged with giving false information in an official DEA statement.
Sweetwater suspended García after his August arrest. He has maintained his innocence. His defense attorneys say their client acted within his authority as an officer and, in several cases, under orders from his supervisors.
In early March, García asked the city to pay his legal fees. Sweetwater commissioners denied the request.
FBI agents arrested García in August, accusing him of using counterfeit credit cards and stealing credit card numbers, including the card of a suspect he had arrested. García worked with an informant, who later agreed to cooperate with the FBI.
García’s arrest was another scandal that shook Sweetwater in 2013. The FBI also arrested then-Mayor Manuel “Manny” Maroño on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for official favors using his position as an elected official. Maroño plead guilty and is now in federal prison, serving a 40-month sentence.
The scandal also affected other officers. Octavio Oliu and Reny García have been suspended with pay since September, while federal and county authorities conduct an investigation of the Sweetwater force. Auxiliary police officer Richard Brenner also was suspended, but was reinstated, then fired late last year.
Also, as part of the investigation, authorities are reviewing the activities of a towing company linked to Maroño in connection with the police department.

Interesting, we'll dig up the criminal file and discuss tomorrow.

16 comments:

  1. It is easy to entirely see your determination on the work you write.L'Reve 24k Everything wants additional excited freelance writers such as you so , who might not be terrified to convey that consider. Consistently practice your current heart and soul..Ciekawe naklejki na cian to fantastyczna ozdoba do kazdego domu! naklejki na cian naklejki cienne dekoruj Im impressed by the way you embraced this subject. It really is not usually I come across a website with winning articles like yours. I will bookmark your feed to stay up to date along with your upcoming updates.Like it and do preserve up the solid work.Hello! Just wanted to say great site. Continue with the good work!http://www.healthcaresdiscussion.com/lreve-24k/

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's exhausting to seek out educated people on this Alpha ZXT matter, but you sound like you realize what you're speaking about! ThanksThat is a great post, i enjoy reading the information on this blog.My sister saved this internet site for me and I have been going through it for the past several hrs.
    http://www.strongmenmuscle.com/alpha-zxt/


    ReplyDelete
  3. Just a fast hello and also to thank you for discussing your ideas on this web page. CogniQ I wound up inside your weblog right after researching physical fitness connected issues on Yahoo guess I lost track of what I had been performing! Anyway I'll be back once again inside the potential to check out your blogposts down the road. Thanks!http://www.supplements4help.com/cogniq/


    ReplyDelete
  4. Interesting approach towards this. Wondering what you think of its implication Pure Testo Xplode on society as a whole though? Sometimes people get a little upset with global expansion. Ill be around soon to check out your response.Trusting to make the right decisions can be tough. It takes years to build confidence. It doesnt really just happen if you know what I mean.http://www.strongmenmuscle.com/pure-testo-xplode/


    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a really good read for me, Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting this Addium informative article.nice information its usefulness and significance is overwhelming the way you covered all the basic necessary information is really impressive good work keep it up http://guidemesupplements.com/addium/

    ReplyDelete
  6. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. Synagen IQ I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.http://www.healthcaresdiscussion.com/synagen-iq/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Highly rated post. I study one thing totally new on totally different blogs everyday. Deciding on one . stimulating to learn the paper Prolongz content from other writers and be taught a little one thing from their website. I'd like to apply sure of this content material on my blog you're mind. Natually I'll give a hyperlink right here we are at your web-site. Admire your sharing.http://www.healthcaresdiscussion.com/prolongz/


    ReplyDelete
  8. I can take on board. Im moving ahead and might apply to my current job as a Alpha XTRM pet sitter, which could be very fulfilling, but I need to further grow expand. Best Thoughts for the FutureThis is since I use a lot of to fulfill their dreams.http://www.nutritionguideweb.com/alpha-xtrm/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello. I have been questioning if spam posts pester authors as much as they aggitate readers? Super CBD I whole-heartedly hope that this listing remains without spam indefinitely. Thanks for your input. I appreciate your contribution.http://www.healthcaresups.com/supercbd/

    ReplyDelete
  10. When is it right to set that aside? A small number novices were fortunate to be born with it, although some can easily get Alpha XTRM. It is so awesome that I must not simply try to shun that as little as possible. It can be really relaxing enjoying a Alpha XTRM with professors. It's how to become a professional in Alpha XTRM. That is the easy part of a Alpha XTRM that breaks down an avoidance reaction for a Alpha XTRM.

    http://trytotalhealthcleanse.net/alpha-xtrm/

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is something all the top corporate cool kids know. That will get worse, before it gets better. I really believe you should check it out for yourself. It isn't something you should take seriously, but did you see where I was going with that viewpoint?. Alpha XTRM has long been a source of entertainment for many connoisseurs. I'm feeling sneaky tonight. We ought to remain calm.
    http://trytotalhealthcleanse.net/alpha-xtrm/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Many thanks for the top notch information and facts covered throughout your website, Cognimaxx XL what follows is a trivial quiz for your blog site readers. Exactly who said the following quote? . . . .Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.http://www.supplements4help.com/cognimaxx-xl/


    ReplyDelete


  13. Sometimes using Addium is work, sometimes that's not. There are a plethora of points of views in this arena of ideas. Below are a good many tips this could help you start. I don't believe you have to do everything or rush into anything immediately. This is the most affordable Addium because multitudes can discover one within their budget. The question is where? That is far from a ground-breaking revelation that I'm making here. This is a short description of the situation. I saw Addium bunched together with Addium. If you imagine that there is a reason to analyze all about this notion that deals with Addium in an unique way.

    http://naturalsmaleenhancement.com/addium/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Eminent web blog, Eminent feedback that I can take on board. Im transferring ahead and might apply to my present job as a cat sitter, Cognimaxx XL which could be very enjoyable, however I have to additional grow expand. http://www.healthsupreviews.com/cognimaxx-xl/

    ReplyDelete
  15. Shockingly, this is quite easy to find a Addium with some luck. This was something I experienced. It is true, no matter where you live. This is the secret of Addium because I sense that will be easy to pull off.
    http://organichealthsupplement.com/addium-review/

    ReplyDelete
  16. and found the majority Genius Xof persons will go along with with your blog.I agree with your thoughts here and I really love your blog! Ive bookmarked it so that I can come back &amp.For more ==== >>>>>> http://www.muskelaufbauhilfe.com/genius-x-o-cambalacho/

    ReplyDelete