Thursday, June 16, 2011

Be On the Lookout - North Bay Village Distraction Larceny

BOLO (Be On the Lookout) A group posing as outraged citizens have been distracting North Bay Village residents from ongoing larceny at City Hall. In the latest larceny attempt, the group who go by several aliases, the CFD, Citizens for Full Disclosure, Committee to Recall The Mayor and other names, have been sending out gossip and slanders about private citizens and their personal financial issues. In their boldest attempt, they created a false recall effort to distract the public from the looting of city coffers.

Last Friday, one of their cohorts attempted to have the city write him a check for $5,000 in unearned pay and even signed the authorization himself before he was stopped by a quick thinking North Bay Village employee. The suspect then became verbally aggressive and slipped out of city hall two days before his employment was officially over, leaving a hastily scrawled note authorizing the former North Bay Village police chief Robert Daniels to assume the duties of temporary city manager for the next four days. He has not been heard from since.

To distract from the larceny attempt, the "CFD" sent out a personal attack on a private citizen who stood against the faux recall effort, repeating rumors and gossip and publishing out of date personal financial information about her.

This week, it came to light that Commissioner Paul Vogel has been scamming the city for at least four years by having the city pay for two cellphones, one for him and one for his wife. When this scam was brought to light, the same group began issuing missives about a private citizen's foreclosure problems in the hope of drawing attention away from the theft of city moneys.

Reliable information shows that the two of the conspirators intend to introduce a resolution to the commission at the end of June to rob the city treasury of several thousand dollars more to reward their illegally installed former interim city manager. You may expect to see more distraction attempts during the meeting.

Citizens are advised if approached by these grifters to not engage, check their wallets and steel themselves for personal attacks.

Federal, state and county anticorruption units are working to stop these distractions and citizens are urged to contact the appropriate authorities if you have information on the scams currently being played out.

Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics (305) 579-2594
Miami-Dade Public Corruption Unit (305) 599-3121
FBI Florida Public Corruption Tipline (888)722-1225

Kevin Vericker
June 16, 2011

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