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Exclusive: The FBI’s Man Inside Opa-Locka, Part 3

Source: miami.cbslocal.com — Thursday, May 05, 2016
Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter READ PART 1 READ PART 2 OPA-LOCKA (CBSMiami) – Frank Zambrana may turn out to be the star witness in one of the biggest public corruption cases in South Florida, but for now he is a man lost in regret. After trying to open a business in Opa-locka, Zambrana said he was shaken down for thousands of dollars in payoffs for his occupational license by City Manager David Chiverton, City Commissioner Luis Santiago and others. “Everybody knows about this corruption,” he said. “Everywhere you go you hit a wall. We want to see an end to this.” Three years ago he became a confidential informant for the FBI. He claims to have made hundreds of hours of video and audio recordings documenting the payoffs. “Everything was on video; me, my voice, everything,” he said. “Mr. Chiverton counting the money. Santiago counting the money. Everybody was laughing.” Zambrana agreed to reveal his role in the investigation out of frustration that nothing has happened. “What is enough to put these people behind bars?” he asks. “What is enough to remove these people out of power? They go to work every day …read more

Source: South Florida News


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