North Miami’s Circle of Corruption

Circle of CorruptionThere is so much corruption in the City of North Miami that it’s almost impossible to keep up with it all.  It’s even harder to keep track of all the players and the intertwined relationships they all have among themselves.  Never mind that theory called Six Degrees of Separation, in which it is believed that everyone in the world is connected to every other person by a maximum of six steps.  In North Miami, the politicians in the Circle of Corruption are connected by no more than two.

The bigger problem, however, is that those politicians are no longer content to contain that Circle of Corruption within their own city.  They are bound and determined to spread their toxic waste to North Miami Beach.

As I reported in Who’s election is this anyway?, one of the candidates being endorsed by NMB’s Pierre (a/k/a L’il Frantzie P), Jean D. Berrouet received a $500.00 donation from a company called Compas Investment Group, LLC.  That company is owned by Herby and Julina Dorval.  Turns out, Herby Dorval’s connection to North Miami is not just through his partner, Elmitide Tillus, as I noted in the column.  Herby Dorval’s relationship with North Miami mayor Andre Pierre goes way back.

In August of 2011, Andre found himself in hot water, as usual, for using a city facility, the Gwen Margolis Center, to host a private event.  City facilities are only supposed to be used for public events, but Andre didn’t care.  According to an article in the Examiner:

“Pierre initially admitted that the event was a private one in an interview with the Miami Herald Monday and then quickly backtracked saying as mayor, any gathering he attends in the city’s boundaries makes it an official city event. “If I’m sponsoring it and I’m part of an event happening in the city of North Miami, yes, it’s considered to be an official city event,” Pierre said.

North Miami City Manager Russell Benford said he took the mayor at his word that the affair was open to the public and approved the mayor’s request to use the park facilities for free. “I was not aware it was a private event,” Benford said Tuesday. “We have an internal facility request form and it indicated it was for a city function for community leaders. That’s the information that we had.” The party, according to attendees, was to honor several recent graduates of FIU’s nursing program.

Herby Dorval, a Haitian radio host, said he and other Haitian radio hosts planned the celebration to honor recent graduates from FIU’s nursing program and to inspire young Haitian Americans to pursue higher education. Among the honorees was Dorval’s wife.”

By accepting a $500.00 donation from Andre Pierre crony, Herby Dorval, it’s quite apparent that Jean D. Berrouet is a member of North Miami’s Circle of Corruption.

Moving right along.

As I reported only this morning in It’s all about the money, Part II, North Miami candidate Hans Mardy paid $2,000.00 to Sinal Consulting Group, LLC to work for his campaign.  I alluded to the fact that one of the principles, Maxo Sinal, was connected to several other key members of the Circle of Corruption, but it took a reader to remind me that I had already written about Mr. Sinal last summer!  In Oh! Marie!, I wrote:

“Back in August of 2011, Councilwoman Steril was accused of “steering a $5 million contract to a company run by her friends.”  The Miami Herald ran that article on August 2nd, but unfortunately it’s not online anymore so I can’t post the link.  Email me if you’d like a copy.  The article stated that at a council meeting in April, 2011, she voted to award a bidding contract to Kaufman Lynn Construction of Boca Raton for an improvement project in the city’s Claude Pepper Park.  According to Mayor Andre Pierre’s nephew/campaign manager Ricard Brutus, who got busted for soliciting bribes, Ms. Steril’s good friend and campaign consultant, Maxo Sinal “would make money off the contract.”  By sheer coincidence, Mr. Sinal was “hired by Kaufman Lynn to serve as the community liaison on the project.”  Ironically, a man named Jeff Cazeau, who claims to have recommended Mr. Sinal to Kaufman Lynn, was also Mayor Pierre’s campaign consultant.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave.”

Tangled indeed!

Another ex-officio member of the North Miami Circle of Corruption would be our very own Pierre, a/k/a Frantz Pee-Air.  Along with the other Pierre in a Pod, a/k/a Andre, North Miami city clerk, The Hon. Michael A. Etienne, Esquire, his law partner Phillip J. Brutus, and former North Miami mayor Joe Celestin thrown in for good measure, The P Man is endorsing not one, but two, candidates to run for office in the City of North Miami Beach.

While I have already established the North Miami connection with Jean D. Berrouet, the other candidate Yvenoline Dargenson does not appear to be a member of the Inner Circle.  Not yet, anyway.

However, appearance is EVERYTHING.  And, from the appearance of this full color, two sided mailer sent out last week, it appears that the members of the Circle of Corruption have every intention of bringing her into the fold.

Mailer 1

Mailer 2

The old adage that you are judged by the company you keep has never rung truer.

Stephanie Kienzle
“Spreading the Wealth”

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  1. ClassAction3 says:

    Circles within circles…so many municipalities and so many circles of corruption lying within.

    An old adage that also rings true is “For evil to flourish, all that is necessary is for good people to do nothing.” Those silent lambs who see no evil only encourage more evil to flourish.

    As you so accurately state “It’s almost impossible to keep up with it all…and harder to keep track of all the players.” But you manage to do a pretty good job. Don’t ever stop.

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    1. Stephanie Kienzle says:

      I refuse to do nothing when I smell corruption. I guess I’ll never be invited to join the Inner Circle. 😉

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  2. Feeling left out says:

    Who was this mailer sent to? None of my neighbors received it, and neither did I. Could it have something to do with our (lack of) ethnicity?

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    1. Stephanie Kienzle says:

      It is my understanding that if your last name doesn’t sound Haitian, you weren’t on the mailing list.

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  3. […] no problem with lying to get what she wants.  Especially if it means she gets inducted into the Circle of Corruption, of which The P Man is obviously now a […]

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  4. […] this will be her last term in office, never count her out of the race.  Going against the infamous Circle of Corruption here in northeast Miami-Dade County, of which Andre is the unofficial but undisputed ringleader, […]

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  5. […] and individuals, many of whom seem to have no occupation.  Stand out contributors from the Circle of Corruption are:  Compas Realty, which company is directly connected to Andre Pierre through Herby Dorval; […]

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  6. […] that Yvenoline “Yve” Dargenson has been endorsed by northeast Miami-Dade County’s very own Circle of Corruption, which is in itself a BIG RED FLAG, it has already been proven by hard core, incontrovertible […]

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  7. […] as in “Program.”  She’s probably already figured out that being endorsed by the Circle of Corruption was the proverbial kiss of death, and replaced her “Endorsements” ad until further […]

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  8. […] he persuaded North Miami city clerk Michael Etienne to spend his own money to publish and mail a two sided full color endorsement of the chumps, and then enlisted North Miami’s corruptocrat mayor Andre Pierre, […]

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  9. […] your city’s future, you may as well move to North Miami because you’ll deserve whatever Frantz Pierre’s Circle of Corruption has in store for […]

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  10. […] Lucie “Coco Douce” presented her list of endorsers.  Some of them are members of the North Miami Circle of Corruption, some are recent inductees, while the rest are possibly contenders by virtue of the company they […]

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  11. […] was such a high stakes election for two neighboring cities where both were so infiltrated by the Circle of Corruption and carpetbaggers from Miramar, that even Jesus AND the Devil were compelled to […]

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  12. […] unfortunate that the only Haitian sitting up there is a full fledged member in good standing of the Circle of Corruption.  Suffice it to say that anyone Pee-Aire tries to install in a North Miami Beach election is […]

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  13. […] to Paul’s oh so cozy relationship with North Miami’s Circle of Corruption, and especially Police Chief Leonard Burgess, she scared up the PBA endorsement.  The panel […]

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  14. […] months later on October 29, 2009, Maxo Sinal (of North Miami Circle of Corruption fame) stepped in, filed an Articles of Amendment, removed Marie E. Elegzaro as Chairman/President, and […]

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