Monday, February 28, 2011

FREE MICHELLE!

First off, welcome back Investigation Miami, we missed you!

Second, kudos to Eye On Miami for posting Armando Codina's deposition in the Michelle Spence Jones case.

So Codina gave money to Spence Jone's favorite charity?

How is this any different than when someone gives money to the YMCA (where County Commissioner Natasha Seijas works) ahead of a vote on moving the Urban Development Boundary?

Why does Michelle get prosecuted and others do not?

Mayor Tomas Regalado, Phantom Mayor Armando Gutierrez, and Chairman Marc Sarnoff continue to rob the city blind and get away with it.

Hey Kathy,

Time to end the bullshit prosecutions and go after the REAL criminals!

55 comments:

Let them eat cake! said...

Word on the street is that Diana Gomez will be NEXT!

Anonymous said...

Folks the FEDS are arranging the arrest of Larry Spring and Diana Gomez. A press conference will not be held at the MRC, because Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Sarnoff will also be arrested. Larry Spring showed the SEC written evidence that both Mayor Regalado( when he was a Commissioner) and Commissioner Sarnoff knew about the illiegal transfers and covered it up. They will be arrested shortly after Gomez's and Spring's arrest.

Anonymous said...

No justice, no peace!

Charlie Sheen said...

If Sarnoff is arrested, will he still hold the 'Merrie Christmas Park' meeting on March 2?

The Honorable Tomas Regalado said...

MANNY DIAZ
MANNY DIAZ
MANNY DIAZ

MARLINS
MARLINS

MANNY DIAZ

Anonymous said...

28 mill in debt?

Anonymous said...

10 mil in savings.

Anonymous said...

18 mill in the hole .. where does that come from? How's the 2012 budget coming .. dearrrrrrr!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this make the City bankrupt?

Armando Gutierrez said...

The red light cameras will get the city $8 million, I promise!

eddy said...

I read some where she stood up to Sarnoff on numerouse occassions causing him to witch hunt...

Anonymous said...

Spence-Jones is another criminal from Liberty City. She extorted money from Codina and from his client. She was smart enough to request that the $25,000 payments not be written to her personally. Then she sat on the checks.

When Spence worked for Manny Diaz she was almost fired many times for shaking down vendors and departments.

Who do you think has been paying her bills the past 15 months?

THE NORTH OBSERVER said...

Life can funny, amusing and unfair when you really start looking at things for what they are.

FACT: The suppossedly alleged crimes by former Commissioner Spence-Jones were committed while she was in Office.

FACT: The illegal transfers committed by Diana Gomez, Finance Director and Larry Spring, Chief Financial Officer were committed while employed by the City of Miami.

Question #1: Why is it that Spence-Jones have to seek and pay for legal representation to defend her alleged crimes, while the City of Miami have engaged and are paying for Gomez's and Spring's legal representation to defend their crimes?

Question #2: Isn't this a double standard?

Questions #3: Why hasn't the Mayor, City Commission and City Manager asked this question?

Question #4: Why is the City footing Spring's and Gomez's legal bill?

Question #5: Doesn't this send a loud message to the residents of the City of Miami that paying for their legal bills means that the Mayor, City Commission and City Manager support and defend the illegal transfers committed by Gomez and Spring?

Question #6: Is this part of the cover-up scheme? You shut the hell up Gomez and Spring and we will provide and pay for your legal representation?

BIG DILEMMA/BIG QUESTION: WILL DIANA GOMEZ AND LARRY SPRING TAKE THE RISK AND FALL IF THE CITY'S LEGAL REPRESENTATION FAILS TO GET THEM OUT OF THIS MESS?

MY OPINION- I DON'T THINK SO!

In the meantime, Mayor, City Commissioners, and City Manager prove to us, the residents of the City of Miami, that you disapprove of this type of criminal behavior by not providing Gomez and Spring legal representation.

THE NORTH OBSERVER said...

Prove to us that you Mayor, City Commission, and City Manager have not conspired on cooking the books, to lie to the bond rating agnecies, and cheat bond holders.

Stop using my money to defend these criminal acts!

THE NORTH OBSERVER said...

What is the difference between the case below and the illegal transfers, cooking the books, and financial statements prepared by Gomez and Spring?


Link-
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/28/2090048/sec-charges-south-florida-defense.html

SEC charges South Florida defense contractor, 3 ex-directors


ASSOCIATED PRESS

Federal regulators have charged a U.S. defense contractor based in Pompano Beach, and three of its former board members with accounting fraud, saying the company overstated earnings to investors.
The Securities and Exchange Commission says DHB Industries settled the civil charges without receiving any penalty. The company, which makes bullet-proof vests, agreed not to repeat the violations.
The company changed its name to Point Blank Solutions in 2007 and is operating while in bankruptcy proceedings.
Charges against former directors Jerome Krantz, Cary Chasin and Gary Nadelman are pending. The SEC said the board members allowed senior managers to overstate income and other data in financial reports from 2003 to 2005.
Former DHB Industries CEO David Brooks was convicted of criminal charges including securities fraud and conspiracy in September.


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/28/2090048/sec-charges-south-florida-defense.html#ixzz1FHmSNdCr

Anonymous said...

The past two City Managers are the ones who will be in legal trouble ... They are the ones who ultimately decide what information is valid or not ... They should be the ones arrested ...Migoya and Hernandez ... Two very different men ... With two identical impressions of themselves ...

Anonymous said...

Wishful thinking regarding Sarnoff et al ...he is teflon ... When is Expo and piggy Alvarez to be fired ???

Anonymous said...

Spence Jones basically stole a loaf of bread ...while regalado,et al, directed a $1B ponzi scheme - porportionally speaking ... But the black (anti-Sarnoff) gets charged ... Whike the Jew (anti-black/Cuban/hetereo) gets re-elected ...

Anonymous said...

Spence Jones stood up to Regalado and Sarnoff so they made sure she paid.

Anonymous said...

Michelle is absolutely innocent and the evidence, not the smears and slander by angry people or the prosecutor, FACTS. Codina's deposition is the second piece of evidence to come out with the first being Carey-Schuler's letter with her handwriting all over it-you know the one that Michelle was supposed to have forged?????

And for the idiots who keep asking how Michelle is paying for her bills?? How do you know she isn't working? Her husband works. Facts are facts. I would be nice if some of you took the time to look these things up through google.
The prosecution is going to have something to answer for after all of this.

Anonymous said...

Who would hire an uneducated junior college dropout? A dropout facing a trial? Who is paying Spence-Jones's bills?

It was reported Spence-Jones's husband was unemployed.
Who pays her legal fees?

Princess Anne said...

Sarnoff is paying the bills! But only on the promise that Michelle stop calling him a Queen!

Anonymous said...

Who paid off the $80,000 in legal fees Spence-Jones owed attorney Richard Lydecker? For fighting off the charges of campaign fraud.

Who gives Spence money?

Anonymous said...

Sarnoff gave here the money! He's the man!

Anonymous said...

Spence Jones is now a PRIVATE CITIZEN Armando, so who cares who gives her the money.

If I were you, I would be worried about the money taxpayers are spending to defend Larry Spring and Diana Gomez and the money that the police will have to pay to settle the seven shootings.

Se te esta acabando el jueguito Armando!

Anonymous said...

There is a rumor Julie Bru the $300,000 per year City Attorney is making the taxpayers pay $100,000 per MONTH to fight off the SEC.

Taxpayers get screwed.

Anonymous said...

It is no rumor baby!

Anonymous said...

11;32 Lies, Lies, Lies. Check your fucking pants because they are on fire. Better yet, call Elvis.

Anonymous said...

Armando, You are a despicable fat pig! Instead of slamming Michelle, why don't you try and save your soon to be unemployed buddy Natasha. The City of Miami has turned into a Shitty City since you became the Phantom Mayor. BTW, how much money are you costing the taxpayers with your police provided escort service?? NOT A GOOD IDEA TO THROW STONES WHEN YOU LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE.

Beatrice a real Queen! said...

Armando is King!
Sarnoff is a Queen!

P. Nis said...

David Ovalle from the Herald is a fucking douche nozzle. I have never seen such biased, unfair reporting as the swil that tool puts out.

Anonymous said...

Herald puts Spence-Jones trial on front page March 1st. Herald describes Spence-Jones's scheme to extort $25,000 as fee to buy her vote. Still to come is the trial to steer $50,000 in grant money to her now evicted family start-up. The start-up failed leaving unpaid bills. Apparently no Spence-Jones relative had any business experience. But they sure loved the $50,000 from the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Of course, and what about Regalado and Armando Gutierrez stealing from taxpayers? The Herald doesn't give shit!

Anonymous said...

How about the cozy relationship between
elected officials and billboard companies? Why doesn't the Herald report that?

Anonymous said...

Because the billboard companies have a deal with the Herald

P. Nis said...

Spence-Jones will win. I'm not saying she's innocent I'm just saying the states case against her is rife with misconduct and too tainted to get a legitimate guilty verdict against her.

Anonymous said...

Spence might get off on these charges but she is still corrupt.

Anonymous said...

Who is paying Michelle's bills?

Anonymous said...

Who cares who is paying Michelle's bills?

She is now a PRIVATE CITIZEN.

You should care about why WE THE TAXPAYERS are paying for Lobbyist Armando Gutierrez to be driven around in a police SUV.

Anonymous said...

To 17:22

You should care who pays the bills for Michelle Spence-Jones because that same person might have paid her for a vote when she was an elected official. Or that same person might be buying her vote if she gets off and is returned to a voting position.

If Spence-Jones is jobless how does she pay back the $80,000 in legal fees she owes Richard Lydecker? Why would Richard Lydecker have advanced her $80,000?

Anonymous said...

That is between her and Mr. Lydecker.

I am much more worried about why my tax dollars are being used to drive around lobbyist Armando Gutierrez who is called the Phantom Mayor.

I am also worried about why the city legal department outsources all their major cases when the city attorney makes close to $300,000.

Anonymous said...

The City Legal Department budget is over $4.5 Million and then the City pays over $1 Million per year for outside attorneys. Maybe more with the defense of the City against the SEC investigation.

soundoff said...

If you want to see the case against Michelle starting to fall apart read The STRAWBUYER and actually even the report on the Herald today about the testimony yesterday. Scruggs HAS NOTHING.

Michelle is innocent and any one with half a brain will figure it out if you actually start to look at the evidence. What evidence? Codina's deposition and Carey-Schuler's deposition along with the published copy of her handwriting all over the letter that Michelle has supposedly forged. The truth may not be want you want. Many would rather jump up and down and slander and smear her rather than see this for what it truly is. A prosecutor on a witch hunt.

Anonymous said...

Developers and contractors knew if they wanted Spence-Jones's vote they had to pay her. Many victims are too scared to complain. They don't want to get their approvals rescinded.

Spence was bent.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget OJ Simpson was found innocent by a jury. Did that mean OJ was innocent?

Anonymous said...

OJ paid his own bills Armando.

Why don't you tell everyone that the city cops drive you around in a black taxpayer funded SUV?

get-it-right said...

Look at the evidence instead of spouting off crap that has no relation to truth. Yesterday the prosecutor put someone on the stand who had said "there was no event and no I never attended it" unfortunately for him there was a picture and when shown it by Michelles attorney, he had to say, "OH yeah, that is me at the event." The jury laughed. He was a prosecution witness.

Anonymous said...

Spence-Jones is a crook.

Who pays her legal bills?

Who pays her mortgage?

Anonymous said...

Spence-Jones. With 2 kids and a deadbeat husband.
Who pays her bills?

Anonymous said...

Even criminals beat the system occasionally.

tired of the BS said...

Ignorance is rampant in these comments.Spence-Jones husband is not a deadbeat and is and has been gainfully employed for years. You have no idea what you are talking about. Why does that not surprise me. You are just like Sarah Palin, she thinks that if she just keeps repeating nonsense that it will make it true. Fortunately that is not the way it works. There are no death panels and Spence Jones is absolutly innocent.

Anonymous said...

To 12:53
You obviously are naive. Dozens of people in the community will testify to Spence-Jones's illegal acts. Richard Scruggs is probably not aware of all the laws Spence-Jones broke the past 7 years.

Spence-Jones's husband? How much does he contribute to her $85,000 legal bill with attorney Richard Lydecker?

Who is paying her debts?
Who pays her legal bills?

Anonymous said...

12:53
Innocent?
Like OJ Simpson is innocent?

Anonymous said...

OJ wasn't innocent. Michelle is. As for these supposed illegal acts it is interesting that not one witness to them has come forward. You are obviously just an angry person with no knowledge of the truth.

Anonymous said...

If you received an illegal payoff from Michelle Spence-Jones would you come forward?

If coming forward meant you would get fired from your current job would you come forward?

I thought not.