Miami Law Less

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Welcome to Miami
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Welcome to Miami
Welcome to Miami

Living in South Florida where countless hispanic communities have emerged, logically we post bail bonds for plenty of Latin Americans. In the last year I’ve had a few interesting bail skips and am convinced there is a trend especially among the Cuban criminal of recent years. For the most part they are highly intelligent and systematic. Something is going on much more sinister than the typical local criminal committing random, petty or even the violent crimes. Its almost like a new Cuban Mafia has emerged spreading chaos and using Miami and the rest of South Florida as their hub. Most of these criminal offenders for having such little time here in the US and not even dominating the English language have become quite adept at milking the system like no other ethnic group ever has. Makes one wonder if there is such a thing as an underground Cuban mafia network offering criminal training to the expatriates along with financial support.

Every now and then bail agents across the country have to find someone that has skipped out on their bond. Serving active warrants can be both dangerous and challenging and nowhere else is this more evident than in South Florida. Miami the melting pot of hispanic culture takes the brunt of criminal activity and loss resulting from such. Immigrant criminals have figured out how to take advantage of the city of Miami and its generous programs. Sure Miami has laws but up against the influx of ambitious white collar criminal it seems Miami Law less is a better fit. 

Our hard earned dollars.
Our hard earned dollars.

I use the term “Cuban” loosely in this hub, I am not referring to the whole ethnic race obviously nor am I referring to the occasional crime committed by some local residents. I’m only referring to the Cuban criminal element engaged in certain type of crimes particularly against the government and the American institutions. Take for example the two Cuban brothers that defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by their own admission because it was so easy to do. They are now sitting pretty with their millions in Cuba after paying a hefty fine to Castro.

By now some may be wondering if I am racist or prejudiced. The answer would be a resounding NO ! My husband and his family are from Cuba, my children are half Cuban and my best friends are from Cuba. People I meet believe that I am Cuban. I guess after 25 years of marriage things like the lingo , the food and culture we enjoy tend to blend together. I have nothing against Cuban people, I am merely recounting my recent experience within the bail industry with the skips of Cuban ethnicity and can’t help but notice the similarities of the crimes and methods of operation. 

Cuban Mobster
Cuban Mobster
Cuban Organized Crime
Cuban Organized Crime

I have listened to older Cuban men talk about their philosophies and the Cuba that was. They themselves criticize the new wave of Cuban criminal element let out after the Mariel boat lift and those that are still arriving here illegally. They view them as lazy, all trying to make a quick buck.

These older gentlemen themselves believe that Castro himself indirectly trains and funds these organizations to come and defraud us in the US. Something akin to a Cuban Mafia is in the works, funded by the Cuban government to exploit and steal from this country. They believe these Cuban criminals are trained to come into the US and pilfer our system. While it may sound a little far-fetched, nothing surprises me. Medicare and Medicaid fraud, boat thefts used for human smuggling, marijuana growth houses, credit card and mortgage fraud are all but a few of the crimes they have focused on, invested most time in, targeted and become adept masterminds in taking advantage of.

This particular criminal element does not fit the mold of the typical criminal plainly afraid of going to jail and absconding from the law only to be found hiding in a different area or state altogether. This new wave criminal element goes undetected as they have a lower level network of crooks making the street deals and they themselves have ghost connections. They have help from connections within the US as well as other countries including the Bahamas, Mexico, Colombia , Spain, Dominican Republic and of course Cuba. It is truly disturbing the increase in crime being perpetrated by these types within the State of Florida especially. Even more upsetting is how its being done underneath the governments noses. By the time they are found out they’ve managed to accumulate millions in cash and property and fled to other countries.

 

These criminals live lavishly. They own property, businesses, luxury vehicles and have plenty of cash to throw around. Not up to par with the Wall Street type crooks but not shabby either considering the American dream has worked for them. They don’t steal out of need or necessity as some other groups might. These guys rub elbows with the unsuspecting rich by frequenting upscale clubs and restaurants in hopes of their next victim.

 

In attempting to find these crooks we have stumbled upon international cell phones, satellite phones on boats, multiple ids and fraudulent credit cards numbers we now know were captured by swiping unsuspecting customer credit card numbers at restaurants or retail stores. We have found multiple social security numbers stolen from the elderly from within assisted living facilities. for quick fake ids lists of social security numbers with dates of birth and multiple passports.

Once arrested these criminal types seem to disappear. By the time they post bail they have already figured out how to walk away undetected from it all. We have people sitting in other countries with extradition treaties with the US but apparently the bilking of dollars from the US economy is not as important as the bilking of dollars from the bail industry. Once caught they easily leave town and enjoy their new wealth back in their own country or a better suiting one.

The bail industry has a financial responsibility to apprehend said bail jumpers or pay the face value of the bond. Bail bondsmen cannot break the law and kidnap someone from another country otherwise they are breaking the law and potentially will face charges themselves. Cooperation from the US attorney's office and US marshals would be extremely helpful but it doesn’t always happen. You would think crime busters should all be on the same page. Unfortunately, unless the crime committed is significant enough to someone higher up these fugitives remain comfortably in other countries, sipping champagne and fishing while the American victims scramble to replace what they have lost.

Why have laws you can't enforce? Welcome to Miami Law Less.

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sheila b. 6 years ago

You know your business, so obviously you know what you're talking about with these Cuban criminals. I certainly wouldn't be surprised to learn the Castros are sending them.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

It is a shame that Miami has changed so much through the years. Gangs are a problem in so many cities. It is a shame that this is how we now live. I know you want your family to live in a safe city. Good hub.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Thank you for another well written hub, Bail Up!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Terrific and informative hub. The last time I was in Miami I felt very uncomfortable and frankly, I couldn't wait to leave. Gangs are proliferating, that's for sure.


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advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

Scary Stuff!


Partisan Patriot 6 years ago

The Cuban image has deteriorated quite a bit sense the good old Rickey Ricardo Days; you got some splaining to do Bail up and you splained it pretty well. Very informative hub


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

sheila b.

Thanks for being my first visitor. I wish more people openened their eyes as to what is going on around here. I'd make a wager Castro is behind this.


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

Pamela99

Unfortunately, Miami has changed plenty and for the worse. I lived there 20 years ago and I hate to say it but whenever I visit I can't wait to get back home. It has become too uncivilized for my liking.


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

Ann Nonymous

Glad to keep you up to speed. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I appreciate you stopping in.


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Breakfast Pop

So good of you to swing by. I'm with you, I go to MIA for business and get the heck out. The traffic, the people... ugh!


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advisor4qb

Don't you know it. Scary stuff indeed. Then we wonder where all our $$ and benefits are going.


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Partison Patriot

LOL I wish I would of thought of Ricky Ricardo's line...

"you have some splaining to do"... You are right, Miami has deteriorated since those days, what a shame as its still a pretty lively city especially at night. If you happen to party there just take extra precautions and guard your wallet.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I get new information from this hub. Very well written and you told about the fact. That's why I liked this hub. Good work.


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Quilligrapher 6 years ago from New York

Interesting and informative, Bail Up! Thanks for your insight. I thought the Cuban Community in South Florida was vehemently anti-Castro. You, however, suggest that the blue collar criminal element there is largely funded, trained, and inspired by organized pro-Castro elements. If Castro is getting a piece of the action, then the law-abiding Cuban community must have a vested interest in eliminating this type of crime. Do they?

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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

Prasetio

I tell it like it is. Thank you!


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

Quilligrapher

In theory the Cuban community here is anti Castro but when crime here benefits family members over there (even if it benefits Castro as well) then the cuban community here seems to turn a blind eye.

Cuban smuggling is a prime example. It lines cuban govt pockets, benefits family members here to the point that they will gladly pay to bring their loved ones over and the only ones that don't hide them if they see a group of illegals set foot on land is ICE. Unless you are in law enforcement the only thing you care about is how to make the next buck.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Another helpful reminder in this country that we need immigration reform on all groups. I think we've come to a very bad place in this country with the Cubans, the Mexicans, and even many Asian groups for that matter. The highest levels of gang activity come from these groups. Mafias are formed from these groups. The criminal element from these groups is terrifying when you look at the sheer numbers in terms of percentages.

The dynamic that causes it is a complicated one, but part of it IS the availability of services and money. Part of it, and I would suspect with regard to the Cuban community this may be a larger factor than we'd like to admit as a people, is a resentment toward America. They come here under the guise of fleeing oppression, but they're really here because they feel the oppression comes FROM us, not from Castro. Another element that contributes is the lack of english language usage which limits opportunities to excel in American society, and lack of education which just exacerbates things.

It's a very large problem, and I think it's great you point it out here. I hope a lot of people get a chance to read this through, ESPECIALLY when they are in the group who believe that immigration is all good. It's not. And this is an example of why.


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Springboard

I think you hit the nail on the head with this particular comment. Immigration reform is a must when you consider all the criminal activity that comes from it going unchecked. Many come to America to live the dream and some ... by any means possible. While we sympathize with law abiding immigrants here now we cannot allow every undocumented immigrant to stay and continue benefiting from our system. Thanks so much for your comment.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I should note that as I drive nearer West Milwaukee, it becomes like little Mexico, and I don't mean that in a derogatory way. But I will tell you this. You lock your doors. It's a very dangerous place. It's run down. It's ugly. It is as far removed from the America I see in my mind as anything might be. It causes me to ask the question, "what DID you come here for?" There is nothing worse than the feeling of being an outsider in your own back yard.


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

Springboard - I know how you feel. Many parts of America have become unrecognizable to me as well. Foreigners or not we should all take pride, especially in our neighborhoods.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Utterly fascinating! I hadn't heard about this and I appreciate the education. Great Hub!


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

James Watkins

Hi stranger, thanks for stopping by. You know me - all about the law. I'm glad to be able to spread a little knowledge along these lines. It just reallly infuriates me how some people have complete disregard for laws, our system and American way of life.


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Wow - what an interesting job you have.

Amber:)


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Amber Allen

It is an interesting career. A bit taxing sometimes but I enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

Bail Up, this is a great writing and informative. It is scary for our Country. I would hate to live where I was afraid to walk out the door; though I have lived in areas where crime is. I am sure you see things everyday that would scare the heck out of us...Thanks


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

lctodd1947

The whole world is a scary place if you think about it. Like you mentioned, those like me and in similar careers do get to see a bit more of the bad and the ugly than we care to but it is what we chose to do. Good to hear from you!


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia

First, nice writing! It sounds like this has been going on forever, and it's interesting and scary. What you describe reminds me of Scarface (1983 Miami right?) only it would be way more high tech now. ;)


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

Pam Roberson

Crime networks have been going on forever. Some are easier to recognize than others especially if violence is involved. White collar and corporate crime are a bit harder to detect but just as damaging. By the time they are found out, millions have disappeared. Thanks for the comment Pam.


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

A very interesting look at the community and its problems. You have quite an interesting job there............ the bail jumping must frustrating; the crime even more so.......... thank you for making me aware! Kaie


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Kaie Arwen

There is never a boring day in bail. Frustrating sometimes but mostly rewarding.

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