Wednesday, April 11, 2012

FBI makes arrests in 'public corruption investigation' in Miami Beach [UPDATED x3]

UPDATE x3: Click here to read the Criminal Complaint against Jose Alberto or scroll down.

UPDATE x2: Lead code compliance administrator Jose Alberto was scheduled to receive an award at today's Miami Beach commission meeting.
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At a Miami Beach Commission meeting on Jan. 19, 2011,
City Manager Jorge M. Gonzalez,  and
Commissioner Jonah Wolfson
recognized Jose Alberto
(center, white shirt) for
his services.
(photo via Flickr)
(Click image to enlarge)

UPDATE x1: Miami Herald's David Smiley tweets:


Details are sketchy, but I've learned that the FBI has arrested several City of Miami Beach employees this morning.

I'm told the arrests stem from a "local public corruption investigation" concerning the City of Miami Beach Code Compliance office.

I'm told at least three employees of the Code Compliance office have been arrested.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami has scheduled a 1pm press conference to release details on the investigation and arrests.

Alberto, Jose L. Et Al Criminal Complaint


  1. When I still lived in Miami Beach, I had too many dealings with Code Compliance and actually had a hearing in which the Code Compliance "Officer" committed demonstrable perjury. Of course it didn't make any difference to the fossilized "Hearing Officer," who presided over the hearing, so I had to pay the fine. I hope they really clean up the scum this time.

    Clay K.



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