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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.
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.
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.
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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.
- Interesting article on Medicare fraud (Cuba & Cubans) (medical, visas, born) - Illegal Immigrati
More proof that the "wet foot, dry foot" policy needs to end.... From the pro-Cuban Miami Herald, so ignore the reference to the Casrto
- AEGiS-Miami Herald: Brothers wanted in Medicare fraud detained in Cuba
-- Two brothers, who escaped to Cuba amid charges of defrauding Medicare of millions of dollars, were reportedly being held in a Cuban prison. Cuban authorities are detaining three Miami-Dade brothers who fled to Cuba earlier this year when they were