A Miami Dade police commander, with close ties to Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Frank Vecin had a second job, at his Company Oak Tree, where he was a permit expediter. He was paid by developers to help influence county officials - he got $165,000 from one developer. He was informed in 2005, by Ethics Commissioner Robert Meyers, that he could not conduct this kind of business as a county employee - lobbying and influencing county officials, representing 3rd party clients. He chose to ignore that warning. See the DeFede report. Worse, he was working for the Police section investigating the work of developers like the ones he was helping.
This is the SAME GUY who misused County environmental "Green" funds that were meant to fight environmental crimes. He used the funds for sun glasses, GPS units, cell phones, Black Berry and IPhone accounts, semi-automatic weapons and weren't there SUV purchases too? What a low life this guy is. He is being investigated by the Inspector General and State Attorney's office.