North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre's Nephew Ricardo Brutus Arrested Again

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Ricardo Brutus mugshot 2012
courtesy North Miami Police Department
Ricardo Brutus

If you follow North Miami politics, you should recognize the name Ricardo Brutus from the ongoing corruption scandal linked to his uncle -- the city's mayor, Andre Pierre. Brutus was caught on tape collecting an envelope of cash in exchange for promises to influence city council votes. The arrest seemed damning for Pierre, considering Brutus was not only his nephew but also his campaign manager.

Thus far, Pierre hasn't been legally tainted by his nephew's case. But now Brutus has a whole new set of charges to answer for. The 32-year-old paralegal was charged today with two counts of practicing law without a license, two counts of grand theft, and one count of organized fraud of $20,000 or less.

It's not clear what exactly lies behind the charges. Riptide has requested arrest reports, but North Miami police have so far declined to release them.

In the meantime, why not read about everything else his uncle has been wrapped up in since Brutus's last arrest?

Here are a few of the scandals to hit North Miami City Hall. Pierre has:

We'll update this post with more info about Brutus's arrest as soon as North Miami police send it our way.

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Corrupt Haitians
Corrupt Haitians

Ever been to Haiti? Haitians only know fraud and corruption. N. Miami will be stuck with corrupt deadbeat Haitian mayors so long as Haitians keep voting.

Jeebus
Jeebus

When will the Haitian majority in North Miami learn that electing the best and brightest to the city council is the best thing for them? Come on, stop voting for people "just because they are Haitan" and start voting for the best and brightest to run and manage this town. There is SO much potential in North Miami but fraud and corruption are never part of the recipe for success.

Forgery
Forgery

This punk was arrested for forging signatures and practicing law without a license. Previously arrested for bribery.

Ugly pug
Ugly pug

Andre Pierre's nephew is one ugly dude. That should help Brutus in prison.

Mortgage fraud
Mortgage fraud

Andre Pierre, the Haitian mayor of N. Miami is stiffing the lender of his house. He took out two big mortgages and then stopped paying. Soon his lender will auction off the house and Sheriffs will evict him. Typical Haitian.

Junie12poet
Junie12poet

he was charged yesterday, not today. FDLE arrested him, not North Miami so North Miami has no report to give.

More corrupt Haitians
More corrupt Haitians

More corruption from the Haitians who taint N. Miami and N. Miami Beach. Put them on a raft back to Haiti, now.

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