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Corina Esquijarosa, Embattled North Bay Village Mayor, Gets Canned

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North Bay Village Mayor Corina Esquijarosa now has more time to fight the recall effort against her. She's been laid off from her job as a project representative for the city of Miami Public Facilities Department. Esquijarosa's position, which paid her an annual $97,000 salary and benefits package, was eliminated as part of Miami's budget cuts. Her last day was September 23. 

Despite her latest setback, Esquijarosa tells Banana Republican she has no intention of giving up her elected post.


"I liked my job," she says. "I did it well and I am hoping to get a similar position which is not easy in this job market. However, I intend to keep on in my position as mayor of North Bay Village."

Esquijarosa has been under fire from the moment she took office last year. She's been accused of lying on her personal financial interest statement when she didn't disclose that she had civil judgments against her or report income she derived from two rental properties she owned. Esquijarosa has maintained that she simply made a mistake in filling out her disclosure form. Last week, the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission fined Esquijarosa $500 for filing inaccurate financial statements. 

Then this past June, the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser's Office filed a lien against Esquijarosa after an investigation revealed she and her husband had been claiming a homestead tax exemption on one of the condo units they rented out. The county determined Esquijarosa owes $3,109 in unpaid property taxes. 

A resident's group called Citizens For Full Disclosure then began collecting signatures to remove Esquijarosa from office.  

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8 comments
Clued In!!
Clued In!!

The NBV PD targeted her like they do anyone that doesn't play their games. Corruption runs rampart there. Why doesn't Miami Herald write an article on how a commissioner while on the Dias is told how to vote by people yelling the answers to him from the audience?? Why don't they write an article on how corrupt the PD is and how a few in the department manipulate and control everyone including the chief and city manager? Look at the history...whoever doesn't play gets tossed...severance package and all!! How about a brief overview on the PD's wasteful legal fees??? Get a clue peeps... The PD is bankrupting the city!!!!

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Glad the City gave her the boot as she wasn't ethical but too bad they didn't clean up more of the corrupt City employees.  It appears the City looks the other way as other City employees use City vehicles and City funds to aid the Mayor in his personal vendettas. 

Pepe Jueves
Pepe Jueves

First it was the Property Appraiser who nailed her for Homestead Exemption.  Then she pleads GUILTY with The Miami Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust.  Now she gets the "BOOT" from the City of Miami.  Next up.................... BUBBA thxs to State Atty's Office or the Citizen's Recall.  Either way she is OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pepe Jueves
Pepe Jueves

YOU HAVE NO CLUE!!!!!!!! Look at all Commissioners and except for real estate records, tell us which ones have convictions for misdeeds.  You can read them on the City Court files, and also ask who has sealed theirs.  Thank you Police Department for continuing to catch the crooks, including those in your department. 

Clued In!
Clued In!

If you call lying and manufacturing cases with lies is catching the crooks then you must be one of them! The FACT is, the PD targets people and when they do they make something when they can't find something. FACT is, if the microscopes they use on others were tuned on them most of them would be in jail let alone without a job. The PD is corrupt and it's only getting worse with their new puppet for a police chief. FACT is, you have no clue!!!!!!

Pepe Jueves
Pepe Jueves

Lil BOOBOO"S???????  Plead GUILTY to Commission on Ethics and Public Trust.  Was found GUILTY of Homestead TAx Fraud.  Charged tennats rent in cash so there is no record of payment to IRS and possible MORTGAGE SKIMMING.  Very Lil Booboo's????? Sounds likeyou are as guilty as she is!

Clued In!
Clued In!

Pepe...turn that microscope around and see the pot is calling the kettle black. The corruption is much deeper and darker than her little boo boos!

Pepe Jueves
Pepe Jueves

CLUELESS obviously you don't work there.  NBV PD did not target her, she targeted herself by lies. The Property Aprraiser and The Miami Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust found her guilty.  The citizens of North Bay Village don'ttrusther and aregetting her recalled.  Get a life and preferrably out of NBV!!!!

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