North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre's House Is In Foreclosure

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​North Miami's embattled mayor, Andre Pierre, has already survived enough scandals to knock five or six normal politicos off their perch -- from the wacky (driving a luxury car gifted from a mysterious "friend") to the sinister (accusations of wiretapping his enemies offices, corruption probes by prosecutors). So what's another nick in his armor at this point?

Either way, Pierre's once again got some 'splainin to do this morning as Bank of America has moved in to foreclose on the $230,000 home he owns on NE 121st Street.

Pierre claims the bank foreclosed too soon and that he was still negotiating a loan modification to keep the residence.

"I'm not sure it's legal for them to file it when we have been talking back and forth," he tells the South Florida Business Review. "The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing."

BoA filed the foreclosure in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Feb. 23, court records show. It's not difficult to see how Pierre, an attorney in addition to being mayor of Dade's fifth largest town, ended up behind on his mortgage.

He bought the 11,945-square foot property in the Sans Souci Estates development in 2003, the booming days of the housing bubble, for a tidy $353,000. That's since ballooned into a $432,538 mortgage as of last July, the Business Journal reports.

The house, meanwhile, is worth just $230,000. With Pierre that underwater on the property, it's no surprise foreclosure proceedings are moving along.

Pierre's been in deep trouble ever since last March, when his nephew and campaign manager, Ricardo Brutus, was arrested for trying to solicit bribes from businessmen related to a push to privatize the city's trash pickup services.

Despite the mayor's ties to Brutus, no indictment has come his way over the shakedown. In the meantime, he rolled around in a 2011 Porsche until confronted about the car and giving a confused answer about who gave it to him and helped steer more than $160,000 in city cash to two businessmen he represented as an attorney.

Just for good measure, in January Pierre had to apologize after falsely accusing City Councilman Michael Blynn's daughter of being a "prostitute" during a council meeting.

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23 comments
Sleazy politician
Sleazy politician

The guy is Mayor of N. Miami. He should know better than to try to steal from a bank.

First plane out...
First plane out...

Haitians belong in Haiti, especially sleazy mortgage fraudster Haitians. Put them on the first to Haiti.

CAPTIANJG
CAPTIANJG

SEND HIM TO DETROIT,HE SHOULD BE RIGHT AT HOME

CAPTIANJG
CAPTIANJG

SEEMS AS THOUGH HE AND KILPATRIC MY HAVE A LITTLE IN COMMON( NO MORALS)

Deport this thief
Deport this thief

Andre Pierre looks like he is committing mortgage fraud. What did he do with all the re-finance money he got from the bank? He can't even remember when he last paid his mortgage? Thief.

He is probably helping to kill the majestic oaks at the Notre Dame site?

Deport Haitians Now
Deport Haitians Now

These Haitians come to the United States to steal. Steal and cut down majestic 100+ year old trees.

Haitian criminal
Haitian criminal

This Haitian elected official is trying to steal money from a bank.

What happened to all the money the bank gave him?

Sleazy dude
Sleazy dude

This Haitian clown was elected Mayor?

He is obviously scamming the bank waiting for the bank to send a Sheriff to evict his sleazy butt.

inezfelts
inezfelts

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G-man
G-man

This guy is full of crap.  He stops paying his loan when he realizes he is underwater? It seems to him banks don't care about people? No they don't but they certainly care if you don't pay back the money you borrowed from them!  He took out $560,000 in additional loans to "fix electrical issues, update the ac unit and replace wood flooring"? This guy is in charge of the budget for a major city and he can't even manage his own home!  Vote him out, now!

Haitians kill trees
Haitians kill trees

Why do do many Haitians either steal?

What's up with the Haitians starting to kill all the majestic oaks on a church site on NE 2nd and NE 62 Street?

Gayle
Gayle

Author, go back to school and get your diploma. 

With Pierre that underwater on the property, it's no surprise foreclosure proceedings are moving along. (PIERRE'S PROPERTY IS UNDERWATER SO IT"S NO SURPRISE FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS ARE MOVING ALONG) Accusing City Councilman Michael Blynn's daughter of (BEING) a prostitute.

N. Miami - the hood
N. Miami - the hood

Andre Pierre of the "mystery loaner Porsche" or was it a luxury Mercedes?

N. Miami is getting more and more like a ghetto.

Haitians?
Haitians?

What's up with these lowlife Haitians?

michael wind
michael wind

he is learning from 33154 area how to be like them,a life of constant crime...

Stephanie Kienzle
Stephanie Kienzle

Okay, he can't make a mortgage payment of $1,900.00 a month?  He's a freaking lawyer, his wife is a teacher AND he makes a nice salary and health benefits as the mayor of North Miami, not to mention any freebies and/or gifts he allegedly receives from "friends."  His kids aren't even in college yet, so he doesn't have that expense.  So, where the hell is all his money going if not to pay his mortgage???  If this is how he runs his personal finances, how is he qualified to run a city?  Obviously more dirt digging is required here.

Washtechnologies
Washtechnologies

The first thing that comes out is he is hatian, does that make it any better or worst? Corruption is just that but since he is of dark complection, race is an issue. way more light. Racist america.

Emi
Emi

why is it necessary to constantly talk about the fact that he is Haitian? You and your kind are showing your racial prejudice as usual. Why don't you just stick to the issue.

Dave Constance
Dave Constance

Bo doubt his lifestyle overruns hisincome.  We must appreciate histaste in expenses to be poitically correct.  May he forever ride ina luxery care he has failledto pay for.  We shouldemulate his style and mannerisms

Killianyinstitut
Killianyinstitut

You and your kind? He's a criminal who happens to be Haitian, bottom line. If he was from Timbuktu, the  African city in the modern day nation of Mali, he would still be a criminal. THAT is the issue.

Sticking to the FACTS
Sticking to the FACTS

What kind of comment is that to make? As Emi stated, he happens to be Haitian, so stick to the facts and stop being a freakin' racist!

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