Courtesy of The Miami Herald
Flor And Brenda Medina
Published March 19, 2016
The Miami-Dade Police Department released a statement
Wednesday saying that it had started an investigation into possible fraud in
The Beach Club at Fontainebleau Park condominium.
Alvaro Zabaleta said agents from the Economic Crimes
Division started investigating because of alleged
irregularities brought forth by tenants of the condominium
that were revealed as part of an investigative series
published in the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald and aired
on Univision 23.
“There are detectives already assigned to investigate the
possible fraud,” said Zavaleta in a statement to el Nuevo
Herald. “They’ve already interviewed residents of the
In the investigative series, it was discovered that at least
84 signatures belonging to property owners at The Beach Club
were forged in the November ballots to elect members of the
condominium’s board of directors.
The entrance to The Beach Club at Fountainbleau Park,
a community where a battle is brewing over dozens of forged
signatures of condo owners for a condo board election.
The investigation also revealed that board members
approved a million-dollar contract to repair the roof of 12 buildings inside
the community located in Northwest Miami-Dade.
However, the company that benefited by the contract, D&T General Contracting
Inc., competed in the soliciting process with two other fictitious
companies, according to the findings.