The two last mayors of Hialeah admit to shadow banking, charging interest rates of 3% a month in some cases. When Carlos Hernandez, the current Mayor, was running he LIED and said it was untrue that he participated in shadow banking. He didn't "contradict himself" in court yesterday, as the Miami Herald said today, he lied when he he ran for Mayor.
This video was uploaded in 2011. Sure doesn't match his testimony yesterday in court.
Meanwhile Former Mayor Julio Robaina's very serious case on income tax evasion is winding through the courts (that is how they got Al Capone). It is totally disgusting. I often wonder had we been given a REAL choice for mayor, would Carlos Gimenez have won? Julio Robaina got a startling 48.98% of the vote. Almost 100,000 people voted for him and he was an accused candidate even then, in July 2011. Carlos Gimenez just was a lucky guy that voters are so willing to elect a man under investigation (in other words, stupid voters).
Gimenez posed as a moderate. Julio Robaina won the absentee ballots by 1,000 votes. In early voting, a favorite of Democrats, Gimenez found victory, 22,315 to Julio's 17,280. Carlos Gimenez had all the Democrat strongholds, but now he is sucking up to Conservative hardliners and the T. Party. Get a moderate Republican to run against him and you can put Gimenez out to pasture. His alliance with Lynda Bell is going to do him in. He is raising money for her. I told his son that it was a big mistake. I believe it. I gave Gimenez a campaign contribution. He fooled me. I will never do that again. And, Carlos we don't want a straw vote including cultural institutes. Just do as Xavier Suarez suggests and REFUND the stripped money from libraries, raise the taxes for libraries or find it in the budget. The Straw Vote will cost us SO MUCH MORE because you are piggy backing other things in the vote NOT FAIR.
|Blue were Robaina supporters and Green were Gimenez. Gimenez won in Democratic areas.|