Chai Footman, who worked as a Miami Beach fire inspector, told a Miami federal judge Friday that he was part of a conspiracy that sought to shake down a Miami Beach club owner, who was actually an undercover FBI agent, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Two of several Miami Beach employees charged in a FBI corruption scheme are now changing their pleas.
Six Miami Beach employees charged in a scheme to extort money from a Miami Beach club owner entered not guilty pleas Wednesday morning in Federal Court in Miami, and fled the courthouse ahead of advancing TV cameras declining an opportunity to explain their involvement.
New details about the seven city of Miami Beach workers that were arrested last week after an FBI sting showed employees with previous arrests, convictions, and other behavior that could get a person fired.
The top code compliance inspector for the city of Miami Beach has been charged, along with 6 other people, in a scheme to allegedly extort money from a South beach club owner. An FBI sting snared 5 Miami Beach code compliance officers and two city firefighters who prosecutors claim demanded cash for looking the other way.
A major cleanup job took place Wednesday at the empty home of Carmen and Jorge Barahona, who have been charged in the killing of their 10-year-old daughter Nubia and torture of their son Victor.
Six months after Carmen and Jorge Barahona were jailed for the killing of their seven-year-old daughter Nubia, their house sits abandoned in Southwest Miami-Dade.