|From Mayor Regaldo's Motion for an Extension (on the blog Crespogram).|
Check out the Crespogram today. He takes a look at the lawsuit waged against Katherine Fernandez Rundle's office and Mayor Tomas Regalado by City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence Jones. He also has Fernandez-Rundle office's 3 legal responses to the lawsuit. Al Crespo said:
It becomes hard to tag a prosecutor with engaging in a bad faith prosecution when at least one individual is convicted of a crime associated with the alleged crimes of the elected official, and on the other hand, it’s hard to completely claim immunity from a bad faith prosecution if you convict someone of paying off an elected official, without also being able to convict the elected official for taking the payoff.
It’s little things like that that will make this case so interesting to watch, because unlike Miami-Dade Circuit Court where the first thing most insiders do is to go and check on who the judge’s campaign manager was, in federal court, where the judges are appointed and not susceptible to the alleged claims of ex parte communications that take place between Circuit Court judges and their campaign managers, there’s a better chance of decisions being made on the law. Plus Federal judges tend to be smarter and more experienced then some of the bozos who end up on the Circuit Court.