NUMBER 125 - AUGUST 19, 2019
WOE IS ME, I'VE BEEN BANNED AGAIN
I haven't a clue why I was banned by LEO Affairs, but seeing as I'm still banned by the city, I guess I must have written something that pissed somebody off.
You know what they say, "Fuck'em if they can't take a joke."
THIS IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER CAROLLO WEEK ON THE CRESPOGRAM, SO I FIGURED I'D GO BACK TO ARCHIVES FOR A STORY THAT WOULD PROVIDE CONTEXT TO THE CLAIM THAT FRANK AND JOE CAROLLO HAVE CONSISTENTLY TRIED TO SCREW THE POOCH, THE TAXPAYERS AND ANYONE WHO WOULD NOT PUT UP WITH THEIR SHIT IN ADVANCE OF A WHOLE NEW STORY ABOUT THE CAROLLO BOYS TOMORROW
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Here is a PDF with all the document provided by the Property Appraiser's Office related to this failure to pay property taxes.
I'm sure that being a dutiful son, Joe Carollo has already sent a check to cover the unpaid taxes, as a result of his failure to look out for Momma by submitting the paperwork to remove the exemption on her property when he should have.
NUMBER 126 - AUGUST 20, 2019
JOE CAROLLO'S MOMMA OWES $9,918.78 IN UNPAID PROPERTY TAXES BECAUSE HER SON, COMMISSIONER "COMEMIERDA" NEVER FILED THE PAPERWORK TO REMOVE THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ON THE HOUSE THAT SHE HASN'T LIVED IN FOR YEARS
One of the first people who called to congratulate me on my breaking the story of Raquel Regalado's homestead exemption fraud in 2016 was Joe Carollo.
Little did I know or realize at the time that three years later to the month, I would be writing a story about Joe Carollo and his mother's homestead exemption fraud.
Here's the story.
Sometime in 2015-2016, Carollo moved his mother to his house at 3230 Morris Lane. After she settled in, the records show that in November of 2016 she voted using the 3230 Morris Lane address as her permanent residence.
In December of 2017, after he had been elected to the City Commission, and well over a year after he and his wife had moved out of the Morris Lane house to a condo in District 3 in order to be able to run for the District 3 seat, Carollo approached the Property Appraiser's Office to inquire about, "canceling the homestead exemption benefits on the subject property because his Mother no longer resided in the property."
The record shows that the Property Appraiser's Office provided Carollo with the required paperwork to cancel the homestead exemption, and that he did not do so, resulting in the exemption continuing on the property.
In December of 2018, someone notified the Property Appraiser's Office that the property had been vacant for two year, which triggered an investigation, which in turn resulted in a finding of homestead violation fraud, and the following letter being sent.
No matter where you turn, by commission or omission Joe Carollo operates with a sense of entitlement that allows him to try and twist the law to benefit him, to ignore the law when twisting it won't work, or break the law as a final step to getting what he wants, and when he's caught, he immediately tries to muddy the waters with bogus claims and allegations about his accusers.
In reviewing the documents provided for this story, I was able to discover that the reason that the identity of Carollo's mother, the address and the folio number of the property are blacked out is because Joe and Frank Carollo's father was supposedly a police officer, and there is an exemption under Florida Statute 119.0701 for law enforcement officers.
According to the Property Appraiser documents, Carollo's father died in 1991, and upon he transfer of the property to Carollo's mother, that exemption should have ended.
Bring popcorn, because the meeting might get interesting.
It's Miami, Bitches!
NUMBER 127 - AUGUST 21, 2019
WHY HAS THERE BEEN SUCH FIERCE RESISTENCE TO REPAIR THE POOL AT THE MORNINGSIDE CITY PARK, ESPECIALLY FROM COMMISSIONER "SELLOUT" RUSSELL WHO HAS BEEN THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE LAST 3/1/2 YEARS THAT THE POOL HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN? COULD IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH LITTLE BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN USING THE POOL?
For months now, Elvis Cruz has been showing up at City Commission meetings to complain about the failure of the City of Miami to repair the swimming pool at Morningside Park., and to ask Commission Chairman "Sellout" Russell, to put him on the agenda in order that he might have the time to make a proper presentation about the failure of the city to repair the pool. The issue even made it to the pages of the Miami Herald in a story written by Linda Robertson.
Russell's response has been to hem and haw and refuse Cruz's request to be granted a, "Personal Appearance."
These appearances are controlled by the Chairman, and Russell has behaved in a distinctly weaselly way in trying to keep Cruz from being allowed to make a formal presentation.
Here is the portion of the July 11th Commission meeting where all of this played out, and where you can see just what a pompous weasel Russell has become since he assumed the power of being the Chairman.
PHOTOS OF THE DAY - JIM FRIED, THE NEW OPPONENT TO COMMISSIONER "SELLOUT" RUSSELL MEETS WITH SOME SUPPORTERS
Linda Robertson, Miami Herald
Tonight, there will be a community meeting about the pool. Sorry I'm getting to this late, but I've been kind of busy trying to chronicle some - not all, just some, of Commissioner "Comemierda" Carollo's antics.
IN advance of tonight's meeting the following draft document about the pool was released by the city that claims that in order toi comply with a FEMA 50% rule, the pool will have to be rebuilt to comply with "flood damage prevention regulations," and give a 4 year time table for this to take place.
Given that the pool has already been shut down for 4 years, this is an amazing insult and demonstration of the lack of concern and competence on both the part of the Commissioner whose only now decided to start paying attention to thus problem, and to the city administration, who not only slow walked all efforts to repair the pool, but more importantly had seized on this 50% FEMA rule as a justification for continuing to drag it's feet.
Unfortunately, as you will see in the letter sent to the city's administration, that claim is as bogus as Commissioner "Comemierda's" service in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Here is attorney David Winker's letter:
Here is the FEMA Reference P-758:
Here is the FEMA Regulation 44 CFR:
NUMBER 128 - AUGUST 22, 2019
VIDEO OF THE DAY - HERE IS THE VIDEO OF LAST NIGHT'S THE MORNINGSIDE COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE PARK AND POOL
VIDEO FROM LAST WEEK - HERE IS THE COMPLETE VIDEO OF THE DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATE DEBATE
In a story that broke in the Broward Bulldog yesterday, Francisco Alvarez revealed that it now seems that Mendez and others on her staff willfully attempted to destroy public records rather than turning then over in response to a public record request, an act so flagrantly in violation of the law that the Governor should appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate her office.
So, once again we have a situation where taxpayer money was spent for a dubious effort to try to find evidence of wrong doing to attack a critic of Commissioner Carollo, and if the past is any indication, the only photo pointing to porn that was found on Carollo's computers was a picture of Victoria Mendez holding Carollo's dick with a stupid look on her face and the caption, "He tod me if I pulled on it a Magic Pony would appear.
It's Miami, Bitches!
NUMBER 128 - AUGUST 23, 2019
PHOTO OF THE DAY - COULD THIS BE A MEETING OF DARTH VADER SARNOFF AND SITH LORD "COMEMIERDA" CAROLLO CONSPIRING TO TAKEOVER THE DEATH STAR
It used to be that former City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff would show up at Carollo's office on the mornings of the Commission meetings to guide his sock puppet - Sarnoff has invested serious money, legal advice and no doubt psychological counseling to "Comemierda" - but in recent months he must of figured that being seen going in and out of Carollo's office was not good for his image - that's a joke because his image as a lying, weasel dick, "Pay For Play" schemer was firmly established long ago - they've been meeting in out of the way places.
There's always plenty for the Sith Lord to discuss with his puppet master Sarnoff, such as the pickle he's in over his claim to have been in the "Inactive Marine Reserves," which would be on par with claiming he was on the, "Inactive Miley Cyrus Boyfriend List."
And then there is his problem of lashing out at critics by always claiming some criminal or illegal activity in their past which is funny since it turned out he was not only employing a woman who it seems had to get drunk before showing up for work, but a male staff member who is rumored to have had a problem back in the day with trying to play hide the weenie with a playmate who slapped handcuffs on his ass.
So many problems, so many lies, so many people unwilling to bow down to Sith Lord "Comemierda," with the deference that he believes is his due that it's no wonder that he looks perturbed in the photo.
Speaking of photos, this one was taken by a loyal Crespogram Ranger. You too can become a Crespogram Ranger by keeping your cellphone camera ready to take photos of conspiring weasel dicks like these two and sending them to me. You know I'll post them!
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY SPENT $35,893.31, OF TAXPAYER MONEY LOOKING FOR PORN ON COMMISSIONER "COMEMIERDA" CAROLLO'S OFFICE COMPUTERS BECAUSE...SHE WAS PROMISED A MAGIC PONY
I realized that Miami City Attorney had stuck her nose way up Joe Carollo's ass the afternoon I took the above photograph of her showing up in Little Havana before the first of his Last Friday of the Month events last November.
Victoria Mendez never shows up for extra curricular activities, so her showing up on a Friday afternoon after 5 PM at Domino Plaza because she said Carollo had asked her to immediately set off alarms for me.
Since then I've watched her on numerous occasions making little moves that wouldn't normally be picked up by people who don't know or understand the intricacies of what sometimes goes on during commission meetings as she interjects herself in ways intended to head off criticism of Carollo, or saying and offering so-called legal opinions that she's pulled out her ass in order to throw him a lifeline when he had wandered into Crazyville.
One rationale offered for this behavior has been that she see's Carollo as a bulwark against efforts to fire her by the Mayor and other commissioners who aren't happy with her performance, another explanation supposedly has something to do with alleged dealings that Carlos Morales, her husband - who is a developer/contractor - has with the city, and a third is that she's just attracted to batshit crazy sociopaths like Carollo.
Whatever it is, she never seems to have a problem going along with any of Carollo's bullshit paranoia rantings, which is obviously how she ended up agreeing to fiance a compter search of his office computers for evidence of alleged wrong doing by Steven Miro after Carollo fired him.
The cost for that search, as as I've indicated was $35,893.31.
Here is the invoice for the $5,000 retainer.
Here is the invoice for the remaining $30,893.31.
Here is the contract.
The first question about this deal that merits being asked is whether this "contract" for services was put out for bid?
The City Manager can't go out and make deals with anyone if the cost is more than $25,000, and I know that the City Attorney has to get Commission approval for settlements of over $25,000 as well as for hiring outside counsel for city employees, so would she have been required to get Commission approval to spent $35,893.31 for some compter guy to go looking for porn on city computers, especially since the taxpayers of Miami are already paying millions of dollars for an IT department.
Wasn't there anyone in the IT Department capable of doing a serach to discover whether there was any porn on Carollo's hard drives, or even to discover whether Miro might have been a deep undercover Cuban spy working for Raul Castro, which has been another long-time paranoid fantasy of Carollo's, based on the belief that the Cubans in Cuba view him as some sort of existential threat to their communist grip on the island?
The second question is why THIS specific company, based in Fort Lauderdale. Was there a specific reason why THIS company was chosen, like maybe a prior relationship with the Commissioner? And why couldn't she find a company in Miami that could do the job. The city somehow seems to bypass local Miami businesses a lot when it comes to doling out cash for services.
The big question though is what, if anything was found?
After spending all this money did they find anything incriminating, or was this just another in a long list of expenditures prompted by Carollo that turn out to have been just an exercise is pissing away taxpayer money?
I don't have an answer for that because, when I asked for a copy of a final report on what was discovered on the computers - if anything was - I received the following answer.
As you can see from the dates on these documents, it supposedly took Robert Moody from July of 2018 to January of 2019 to do the search of Carollo's office computers, and we are now almost to September of 2019, and Miro has not filed a lawsuit, although he could still do so, which would then force the City Attorney to put Robert Moody on the stand or release this report.
What's really bad about this deal is that you can't trust Victoria Mendez, or the other attorneys in the City Attorney's office to not pull a fast one, as evidence by a story I did earlier this year when I caught the City Attorney's office adding language to legislation after it was approved by the Commission. Here is the portion of that story that details what they did, and how Mendez responded.