In the Memorandum, Batista claims that “Gomez explained that it takes several weeks before a ticket shows up in the court system.”

That’s normally the case. It can sometimes take take up to 2 or 3 weeks, but in this case it happened almost instantaneously. The ticket (highlighted in RED) was received on 01/15/14 at 21:02:09, or 9:02:09 PM.

It showed up in the system the very next morning because on 01/16/14 (highlighted in BLUE) Zayon entered a not guilty plea, something that he could not have done if the ticket had not already been processed into the system.

So, if the ticket was entered into the system at 9 PM on January 15th, and Zayon enters a plea on  January 16th, how do you think he knew he could do that?

Without the above document, Assistant Chief Gomez’s lie about the time between the issuance of the ticket and it’s appearance in the Clerk of Court’s database  would have been unchallengable. 

But with the above document, it shows that the ticket was submitted into the system ONLY AFTER I wrote and published my story and filed my ethics complaint, and that after it was transmitted to the Clerk of Court’s database it was immediately logged in, thereby allowing Zayon to show up the next day to enter a “not guilty” plea.

Who do you think has the kind of juice to make all of this happen? I’d say an Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Miami has that kind of juice!

It’s the coverup that always trips assholes up, but in order to peel back the coverup you got to be more than a stenographer. You have to be an investigator.

Below is the portion of Batista’s investigative report that shows you just how little investigation she really did. 

APRIL 23, 2014






On the evening of January 14, 2014, I posted my stories for the following day and one of those stories was about how Angel Zayon, Chief of Communications, Director of Protocol, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Council on International Affairs and all-around sleaze-ball had gotten a traffic ticket on December 15th for Reckless Driving resulting from a fender bender he had had in the Rusty Pelican parking lot.

Within days I heard from sources inside the police department that the day after the accident Zayon had shown up at Police Headquarters and pulled Assistant Chief Jorge Gomez out of a meeting to try and get the ticket “fixed.”

I gave it 30 days to make sure that there would not be any claims that enough time had not passed for the ticket to be entered into the Clerk of Court’s database by the Police Department, and when it failed to appear on January 14th, I filed an ethics complaint.

At the March Commission meeting, Commission Advocate, Michael Murawski,  based on an investigation by Sylvia Batista recommended that the Commission find that there was No Probable Cause, and in support thereof prepared a Memorandum that was provided to each of the Commission members.

Here it is.

The most significant statement - again, a statement NOT taken under oath - was that of Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Gomez.  Here is what Gomez is reported to have told Batista.

Before dealing with Gomez’s substantive lies about how the TRACS system works and how the ticket was really handled I really have to deal with his claims that Zayon went to him because of his lack of understanding about what the repercussions of a traffic ticket were, and his claims that Zayon was “concerned for his job” and his car insurance rates.

Angel Zayon knows all about the repercussions of traffic tickets because he’s gotten 36 of them for everything from Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, to Speeding, to driving with a Suspended License.  If Zayon had big tits and blonde hair he’d be the runner up in the Little Miss Traffic Ticket competition as the City of Miami’s most dangerous driver.

As for the claims that Zayon was worried that dinging a city vehicle might impact on his job, only a moron, or an investigator for the Ethics Commission - feel free to consider that moron and investigator for the Ethics Commission are synonymous - would actually believe that the Mayor’s “4th son” whose list of transgressions since he showed up on the city payroll include showing up late and leaving early as soon as he was hired so that he could continue to moonlight as a TV host; using his office as a training ground for “the beauty queens” looking to create video clips for their resumes; using the city’s television equipment to make promotional videos for pals; pimping his city car so it wouldn’t look like a city car, forcing his wife and 2 daughters on food stamps and welfare after she got tired of his shit and filed for divorce, and generally being an arrogant little prick who is universally disliked, even by other Regalado flunkies.

Lastly, the last time I checked if I had concerns about my car insurance rates I check that out with my insurance agent, not an Assistant Chief of Police.

So, right off the bat, Gomez was lying when he came up with these bullshit reasons for why Zayon had shown up and talked with him about this traffic ticket.

But here’s where it gets really good, and  where Gomez has managed to put his dick in a zipper for me to yank on.


Gomez claimed that “even if he wanted to, he could not stop the citation from being recorded due to the TRACS system. In the TRACS system, once a citation is issued, it goes straight to Tallahassee and cannot be removed.”

That is TRUE, NOT TRUE, and also IMMATERIAL.

First, let’s clear up what were talking about. TRACS is a software program developed by Technology Enterprise Group, Inc. and in Florida it is funded by a grant from the FDOT and managed by the TRACS Florida Development Team at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Tallahassee.

If you get in a traffic accident in Florida, and the police department has entered into a contract with TRACS, the Accident Report is submitted to the TRACS Florida database.

However, contrary to Gomez’s claim, it does not go directly to Tallahassee.  I was told by one of the TRACS  programmers when I called to learn about the system the information that the Accident report, or the Traffic Ticket forst goes to the local department to be reviewed, and only then is it forwarded to Tallahassee.

If there was a traffic ticket issued, then that information will be included in the Accident report sent to TRACS Florida.

Here is the specific Traffic Ticket information in the Zayon case that was included in the Accident Report.

So Gomez was correct when he told the Batista that he couldn’t control the traffic ticket information from being recorded, but what he didn’t tell her, and what she didn’t understand or bother to investigate any further was that this information was ONLY transmitted to a database IN TALLAHASSEE!

What the TRACS database DOESN’T DO is forward the traffic ticket information to the Miami-Dade Clerk of Court database, and without the information being sent to the Clerk of Court database, there is no “ticket.”  It is the Miami-Dade Clerk of Court’s Traffic database that handles the notices for payment and sets up up the process for court appearance. 

Further, Gomez didn’t reveal that while the officer generated the Zayon Accident Report using the TRACS software, she did not generate the traffic ticket on that software, even though the software is designed to generate Traffic Citations, Accident Reports and DUI Citations.

The officer wrote a traditional paper ticket and filled it by hand.  Here it is.

Now there are several legitimate reasons for why the Officer chose to write a paper ticket instead of generating one on the TRACS system, but no matter the reason,  the end result was that when she turned the ticket in at the end of her shift, the ticket was not reviewed as is normal and then transmitted to the Miami-Dade Clerk of Court database like regular tickets are.

This ticket sat in someone’s drawer or file for 30 days before it was finally entered into the Miami-Dade Clerk’s Traffic Ticket database AFTER I had written and posted my story on the night of January 14th.

In fact, it only took a little digging to get a copy of the Miami-Dade County Traffic Court database report that shows exactly when the ticket was transmitted from the Miami Police Department to the Clerk’s database.

Here is that document, which pins a Pinocchio nose on Gomez.

The highlighted portion reveals that Batista went on line and did the most basic of searches of the Clerk of Court Traffic website.  A real investigator would not have just written, “The citation is entered into the system.”

A real investigator would have wanted to know WHEN the citation was entered into the system, and that document, the Case History Docket Inquiry that I posted above, would have revealed to Ms. Batista that the ticket was entered into the system AFTER I had filed my ethics complaint.

The story that Assistant Chief Gomez told Batista was not factually true and therefore I say, that based on that evidence, and the admission by Gomez that he admitted talking to Zayon about the traffic ticket the day after it was issued, supporting the information provided to me by my source,  points to Gomez as the one most likely to have pulled the ticket, stuck it in a drawer, and would have kept it there until the statute of limitations ran out and then torn it up and thrown it away had I not written my story and filed an ethics complaint against Angel Zayon.

What do you think?

Better yet, what do you think that the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust will do now that I’ve established that an Assistant Chief of Police bamboozled them about “fixing” Angel Zayon’s traffic ticket?

It’s Miami, Bitches!