Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bar complaint filed against judicial candidate Renier Diaz de la Portilla

A complaint has been filed against Renier Diaz de la Portilla, to the Florida Bar and to the Judicial Qualifications Committee.

RDLP Bar Complaint (00144701xC4495)



RDLP JQC Complaint (00144702xC4495)


51 comments:

Dave said...

This is Renier's listed address (1481 NW 22nd ST)?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/1481+NW+22nd+St,+Miami,+FL+33142/@25.797614,-80.220923,3a,75y,342.69h,85.89t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s8srHxnOlExRUycT_ww2lgw!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x88d9b6d1d80b882d:0x6338ad34d23a5be2

Anonymous said...

Looks like Amarilys Arbide "the notary public" works for Ben Alvarez, Ms. Diaz' husband.

Anonymous said...

Renier is in trouble, again. Predictable.

Anonymous said...

Benny Alvarez, Veronica Diaz's husband is famous for these tricks, and much worse.
"Poor" Veronica doesn't realize that Ben is using her, like he's used everyone else, for his own vile purposes.
He is the true definition of a slime ball.

Anonymous said...

Never underestimate Ben Alvarez!

Anonymous said...

Never under estimate the sleezeball Renier Diaz de la Portilla.

Cato II said...

The complainant is Heather Gray is Vanessa Brito's girlfriend. Vanessa is a campaign consultant to the Veronica Diaz campaign. Heather's impartiality is automatically suspect. The Bar Complaint is laughable because they are supposed to be kept confidential until there is a determination of probable cause. When a complaint is leaked like this one was, the Bar may decide not to pursue it because it doesn't want to get used in a political fight. The JQC form warns that it is to be kept confidential until formal charges are filed and that leaking it could result in a charge of contempt by the JQC. And the complaints were uploaded to Scribd by Alan Farango, the President of Friends of the Everglades. So Heather and Farango may be in more trouble that DLP.

Anonymous said...

of Course the Herald hasn't picked this up. Lord knows what they were thinking when they endorsed him. The haters in the comments above need to stop defending the indefensible. Renier has no experience and now there is proof that he will do anything for a vote and will even betray his oath. He can not be trusted with a robe and a gavel.

Anonymous said...

And Veronica Diaz has tons of judicial experience? Her ethics are questionable. And I don't buy the ethics opinion on her free $850 Ultra tickets for her and her live in boyfriend. It was written by a fellow attorney in the City Attorney's Office. I've dealt with Veronica Diaz. She's incredibly rude.

Anonymous said...

Veronica Diz actually does have tons of experienced. She was at a litigation firm before working for the City Attorney's office dealing with complex transnational issues. Renier made $38K last year as an attorney according to his financial disclosure form. Either he is a tax cheat who is hiding money or he is the most incompetent private practice attorney in Miami is all he made was $38K.

Anonymous said...

I would vote for Diaz. If we want to consider her boyfriend Then we have to consider the two obnoxious brothers of Renier. It is a wash. She has always been courteous to me.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. Ms. Diaz must be worried. Why else would she have her campaign consultant file these ridiculous Complaints against her opponent? Ms. Diaz should be worried. Both of her ethics investigations warrant Bar discipline: Steering city business to her live in boyfriend through a pass- through firm and soliciting something of value (thousands of dollars worth of VIP Ultra Tickets) from an adverse party.

Anonymous said...

Great. Ben Scum Bag Alvarez clearly has undue influence over her. That's where she probably got the "loans" for her campaign. Look up his Bar Discipline. It's frightening. He is undoubtedly trying to become Judge through Diaz.

Anonymous said...

Renier is the Fredo of the DLP family. His little foray into seeking judicial office is going to cost his brother Miguel his Senate leadership. Latvala is not going to associate himself with Miguel after all the DLP haters tie him to Renier's failed and fraudulent judicial campaign. Renier has never been a lawyer. How is he going to be a judge? He's a dumb racist prick who attacks gays, blacks and all non-Cuban Republicans.
Miguel should have sent Renier to Las Vegas to learn the casino business under the protection of Don Francesco of L.A.

Anonymous said...

Don't see the violation. Diaz LP didn't make promises, pledges or commitments. He simply stated what she herself has plastered all over her Facebook page: That she is endorsed by Save Dade.

Anonymous said...

Renier's address at the Florida Bar is De Mattress Inc? You must be kidding! That's building houses a bedding store owned by Renier's parents. He practices law out of his parents' mattress store? What the...? This is convenient seeing how he'll be working at the same address selling beds after he gets disbarred!

Anonymous said...

Pepe Botellas de la Portilla with a robe on? Thats a scary thought. I didn't think the coattails would keep holding on.

Anonymous said...

You all are missing the point! How can anyone with any semblance of intelligence vote someone in as a judge that has never stepped foot in a courtroom, ever?! Besides his shady and very tarnished family name, how is Baby DLP getting any votes?! Maybe Renier DLP is offering mattress discounts if you vote for him? All the idoits on this blog defending Renier De La Retarded should line up for your new mattress set! Clowns.

Anonymous said...



Commissioned Notaries Public
Name Birth Date Notary ID Commission Expire Date Bnd Agy ID Address
Arbide, Amarilys 9/10/XX 1344508 EE 218733 07/23/16 AARONNAS 2100 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
CORAL GABLES, FL 33134-0000


HA! The woman who works for Ben Alvarez notarized the affidavit. Same address listed for Ben Alvarez on the Veronica Diaz campaign report. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

Renier has no other option but to sling mud at his opponent. These are the facts: (1) he has limited experience in law; (2) he has a history of ethical questions while on the school board; and (3) he hopes to use the "power" of the DLP name to carry him to a judicial seat that he does not deserve.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately, very few voters read this blog.

Anonymous said...

Of course Renier has a law degree.

Of course the address is a home and not a mattress factory.

Do people just post stupidities thinking that readers are stupid?

That poor girl is being used by Benjamin Alvarez who will drop her for the next one soon.

Pobrecita, right there she is demonstrating what poor judgement she has.

Anonymous said...

People,
Renier's address is, and was before his marriage, the same: 1481 SW 21st Avenue. Get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

Hey "pobrecita," it should take more than just a law degree to be a judge in our courts, don't you agree?! Does courtroom experience matter at all to you or is your free mattress set all you care about? Clown.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping to find a scandal and instead I found this silliness. Renier said his opponent was endorsed by a gay marriage group because she supports gay marriage and he doesn't. That is 100% true. Save Dade only supports candidates who support gay marriage.

I am sure Renier and his opponent are up to actual unethical behavior. This stuff is nonsense.

Anonymous said...

I hear Renier says a "Hail Mary" every time he goes fishing with his brothers and they even sent him to Las Vegas to learn the casino business from Mo Green while under the protection of the Molinari family on the coast.

Anonymous said...

Haha. Her ex calls her satan. Ben may have met his match.

Anonymous said...

Renier: I'm smaht! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smaht and I want respect!

Anonymous said...

Everyone is missing the point! You can't discuss issues that can potentially come up in front of you nor yet crazier, publicly show your disgust of the gay community. Good one Renier!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dumb Dumb!
"Pobrecita" is not my signature. It's what they call Veronica for hanging out/living with Ben Álvarez.

Anonymous said...

How do you spell the word that is the opposite of professional? I would expect somebody filing an official doc would use spell check. This of course doesn't excuse the complaint but shows a certain lack of professionalism. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

You can discuss what you want. Remember the first amendment? You can't make pledges, promises or commitments. It's says it right there in the complaint. This is so silly.

Anonymous said...

All of these comments can't mask the simple fact that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a bigot, who hates Jews, gays & blacks. That guy sucks. He has no business on the bench. Just like the Cuban Fat Albert, Rick Yabor, Reindeer will get crushed in this election, just like Anti-Gay Loser Yabor did back in 2012 to Tanya Brinkley, who is black & pro-equality. Yabor got crushed by Brinkley, so now he's trying to live vicariously through Reindeer. Do they hate blacks or women? Birds of a a feather flock together. Maybe Yabor & Reindeer are closet homosexuals and that's why they act like this. Hmmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

Silly? As a judge or a judge candidate you can't discuss what you want....wow ignorance at its best

Anonymous said...

El tipo tiene Tourette's? o que le pasa?

Anonymous said...

If one candidate says he opposes gay marriage and the other candidate says she supports it, either they are both acting appropriately or they are both acting inappropriately.

You can't condemn one for taking a position and not the other.

What a dumb complaint that will be tossed out in 5 seconds.

Vanessa Brito said...

Most have missed the point. Judicial candidates are supposed to remain impartial to issues. Veronica Diaz was approached by a voter who asked her stance on same-sex marriage, not a list of endorsements.

Yes, Heather is my partner - more of a reason for her to file a complaint against a judicial candidate who belittles a minority to get a vote.

For folks like Heather and I whose work extends beyond the LGBT community, it is unacceptable tnat those who promise honest and integrity refer to us as "the gays" or "the lesbians" (as several of DLP's campaign workers have referred to us). My professional capacity as a campaign consultant is surely not defined by a complaint filed by my girlfriend.

"The gays" and everyone else deserve judges who do not build on discrimination to get a vote. Anyone in Heather's shoes would have walked straight to the JQC.

Anonymous said...

So....
You can label yourselves LGBT
You can label yourselves a minority
But when someone refers to you as "gay" or "lesbian", THEY are wrong?
Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Judicial candidates don't lose their first amendment rights. Read the rule this idiot let Ben Alvarez use as authority in the affidavit his secretary typed and notarized. A judicial candidate may not make "pledges, promises or commitments." This ridiculous affidavit, which states the incident took place on August 13th, while the actual complaint says the incident took place on August 3rd, also states that DLP told a voter Veronica Diaz was supported by Save Dade. A fact she touts on her own web page. That's not a "pledge, promise or commitment."

Anonymous said...

Funny comment about no one reading this blog. Last time I checked there are more commenters here than on the Herald website or other blogs, meaning that a lot of people do come to this blog for information.

Geniusofdespair said...

No one reads this blog. Truer words were never spoken. We have been writing for over 7 years to no one. Boy, are we stupid...or you are.

Anonymous said...

City of Miami of Miami Attorneys are known for being dolts and worse many highly suspect "opinions" come from that group. Routinely laws are ignored so some politician, with an aggressive campaigner contributor breathing down his neck, can get his way. Diaz had ethical issues... DLP is worse.

Anonymous said...

Are people being intentionally thick here? Okay, let's break it down slowly. No, you do not lose your first amendment rights by running for judge. DLP is not being prosecuted or sued. But just because you have a constitutional right to say something does not mean you can't shoot yourself in the foot by breaking a rule. Read the rest of the complaint. If DLP told a voter "unlike me, she supports gay marriage" then he is breaking a rule for a judicial candidate by advancing a position that is and may again be before the court. Not only that but he is advancing a position for another candidate who was not taking one herself; double trouble (and no you cannot assume a person's position on an issue just based on their endorsements, otherwise no judicial candidate would ever be impartial and we can just stop electing them now).

I hope this clears up the whole first amendment versus other rules thing. That was getting pretty hard to read.

Anonymous said...

We will soon see who is correct when these complaints are tossed out because they are wholly without merit. They are so ridiculous, in fact, a real business periodical cancelled their story once they read the complaints. They found them not newsworthy. No reason to continue to discuss any further. We will let the Bar and JQC speak on the issue.

Anonymous said...

Is it too late to get a Write In candidate for that seat? Can't the Miami Legal community do better? Two horrible choices.

Ladra, the public watch dog said...

Okay, fyi, Renier DLP says this NEVER HAPPENED and why do I believe him? Because the complaint is filed by Vanessa Brito's girlfriend. Vanessa Brito is Little Miss Ultra's campaign manager. Please, people. Do not be fooled by frivolous complaints made as campaign strategy. I understand there's another one filed -- by the neighbor of Little Miss Ultra's sleazy attorney boyfriend. In both cases, the boyfriend's secretary notarized the complaints. It's pretty obvious that this is BS.

Anonymous said...

Renier is a dummy and he would make a lousy Judge. V. Diaz was involved in corrupt City of Miami deals and she picks bad boyfriends... Both candidates are terrible.

Veronica is fuming said...

Veronica is fuming!
http://filmjunkee.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Screen-Shot-2014-01-26-at-11.54.58-PM.png

Anonymous said...

what's with this ladra? last week the herald caught her red-handed hustling money from a candidate, and now she's here coming up with excuses for de la portilla. looks to me like she's out pimping for whoever will pay her, or whoever she thinks she can suck up to. go back to your own blog you phony

Anonymous said...

Reniers family is tied to the hip to Carlos Alvarez and his family. Carlos had staff that worked for the de la Portillas on county time.

People on the 29th floor know who was on the county payroll, peeking at de la portilla election crap during CA reign.

I don't guess RDLP would fall too far from the family tree.

Anonymous said...

Veronica Diaz is such a hypocrite! She has that nutty tea party guy working for her campaign - JC Planas. Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter to her.