Miami Assistant Fire Chief Indicted In $10 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

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Veldora Arthur is in some big trouble
Veldora Arthur, a $184,336-a-year Miami assistant fire chief, is facing federal criminal charges for her alleged involvement in a $10 million mortgage fraud scam. Arthur, along with two other people, was recruited by a man named Neil Fagan to act as straw buyers who purchased six separate units in an Aventura condo building located at 3370 NE 190th St., according to the indictment, first reported by local blog, The Straw Buyer. We've emailed Fire Chief Maurice Kemp for comment and to ask him if Arthur has been suspended or relieved of duty.

We have not been able to reach Arthur, who was not in her office when we called earlier this morning. A secretary would not comment as to why Arthur was not at work, where she oversees the coordination of all capital projects and payroll.

With all the bad news swirling around Miami city hall, from a recent audit that exposed how millions of dollars in public works funds have been misused to the ongoing federal probe to determine if city leaders misled bond buyers, Arthur's bust only reaffirms the Magic City as a banana republic.

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Ovideval
Ovideval

wow the comments that came before mine really demonstrate the ignorance racisim and need for affirmative action....which has been abolished if any of the abovementioned commentors could read rather than get secound hand information from fox or the kkk oops i meant tea party

Decent American
Decent American

Aren't there any qualified HONEST White men left in Miami? I wonder how many of them were passed over so Kemp and his Hood Rat girlfriend could be appointed Chief and Assistant Chief?

Decent American
Decent American

How the hell did a Section 8 Welfare Rat get a $200,000 a year city job?

Crimepays09
Crimepays09

What a black eye for the City of Miami Fire Rescue Department.

Terri
Terri

Union public workers have it rough so they have to steal. How can a women live on 186k yearly plus benefits.

Fraud101
Fraud101

This Fire Department Chief's ($184,000 salary / $300,000 full benefit package) seems guilty. She claims she wanted to buy and flip? Then why buy, take cash at closing and refuse to make mortgage payments? How can you flip if you walk away from the mortgage? Can Chief Kemp justify mortgage fraud?

mariaking77
mariaking77

With mortgage rates at all-time lows, now may be a great time to refinance -- if you meet new stringent criteria. Search online for 123 Mortgage Refinance they got me the 3.21% rate even with my not so good credit history.

Vector1
Vector1

What do you expect from an affirmative action hire? The city of Miami has had numerous scandals involving all sorts of police and fire personal because of their hiring policies. They don't call it affirmative action or quotas anymore, instead they play word games like diversity goals to justify the same discriminatory policy wrapped in a different package.

Crimepays1
Crimepays1

$184,000 per year wasn't enough for her? She had to commit mortgage fraud?

Another City of Miami scandal.

Decent American
Decent American

I saw her photo - it isn't just her eye that is black.

C. Phillips
C. Phillips

So what is the reason for all the white folk that have stolen the city blind? Is that more acceptable. Get over your racial bitterness! A thief is a thief, no matter what color or culture.

Mvh5150
Mvh5150

Absolutely right on, Vector 1. If ever there was a truer word said, it's your post, I couldn't agree more.

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