Opa-locka’s already tarnished reputation just took a turn for the worse.
Ever since the feds raided its government offices on March 10, 2016, South Florida’s shadiest little city has become the national poster child for public corruption.
One of the targets of the investigation is Opa-locka Commissioner Terence Pinder. But if he didn’t already have enough problems with the FBI and the SEC, he’s about to face an even tougher adversary.
South Florida’s butt kicking crime fighter, United States Attorney Wilfredo “Take No Prisoners” Ferrer just advised that he’s holding a press conference today at 2:00 p.m. to “announce the filing of federal and state charges against retail store owners and operators in connection with schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. The schemes are alleged to have been carried out at local food stores, including stands at [the] Opa-Locka Hialeah Flea Market.”
According to a Miami Herald article published on April 2, 2016, Terence Pinder is the marketing director of the Opa-locka Flea Market, a/k/a Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market.
I’m sure Pinder’s go-to criminal lawyer, Benedict P. Kuehne, is already on standby. Continue reading