CRESPOGRAM REPORT
BARRED FROM NUMEROUS GOVERNMENTAL COMPUTER NETWORKS FOR TELLING THE TRUTH
DECEMBER 4, 2015
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IN 2012, IT WAS REVEALED THAT KATHERINE FERNANDEZ-RUNDLE MADE A PERSONAL HIGH-INTEREST LOAN OF $50,000 TO A GUY LIVING IN KEY BISCAYNE.  INSTEAD OF  COLLECTING WHAT WAS CONSIDERED THE NORMAL 3%-4%  INTEREST, HER LOAN CAME WITH  REPAYMENT THAT INCLUDED 12% INTEREST.  WHEN YOU COUPLE THAT TO THE TENS OF THOUSANDS IN GIFTS THAT SHE HAS ACCEPTED, AND THE $115,250.00 IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PUERTO RICO THAT CAME FROM HER BOYFRIEND AND HIS PALS YOU BEGIN TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS SOMEONE WHO SKATES ON THE ETHICAL EDGES OF PUBLIC CORRUPTION 
PART III
THE STATE ATTORNEY HAS A HISTORY OF SECRET MONEY DEALS

I’ve gotten some interesting responses to my stories about Katherine Fernandez-Rundle’s secret slush fund, not the least of which was the  response of one of her gal pals who wrote to tell me that , “You are full of crap.”


I may well be, but that doesn’t explain away the documented history of Fernandez’Rundle’s behavior of taking $62,611.75 in gifts and swag since 2008 that led me to call her The Queen Of Swag, or the fact that she’s been engaged in at least one, and possibly a series of high-interest loans that raises a serious question of why would the State Attorney, whose net worth was above $2 million dollars for when the loans were let, need to put money on the street like a loanshark?


In addition to her engaging in this kind of behavior, what’s really revealing is how little effort the “real” news media demonstrated in reporting on any of these activities. 


If you Google “Katherine Fernandez-Rundle loans,” you’ll find that only two hits come up that provide any information on the incident involving a$50,000 high-interest loan to a guy who lived in Key Biscayne appeared on two blogs on February 14th and 15th, 2012.


One was the blog South Florida Lawyers, which appears to have reprinted most of the story published by another blog, Joe Lambet’s Gossip Extra, On Lambert’s blog, he stated that his story had appeared in the Miami Herald days before as part of a gossip column he supposedly had at the time. Here’s the version published on the South Florida Lawyers blog.


    “Anyone else catch this story about our State Attorney Kathy Rundle?


    Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle

    has found a high-return investment, according to public records.

    Rundle lent $50,000 to a Key Biscayne homeowner at 12

    percent interest.


     “Well, I needed money quickly,” international lawyer Robert    

     Feinschreiber said. “I had medical bills piling up. I know it’s a

     high interest, but I had no choice.”


     According to court papers, he signed the two-year loan in 2007.


     The deal, which wasn’t registered in archives, came to light as

     Feinschreiber is now facing foreclosure from a bank.


     “Ms. Rundle has an interest in the apartment,” Feinschreiber

     said. “That’s why her name popped up.”  Another citizen,

     Elaine F. Rand, loaned Feinschreiber $50,000 at the same

     rate on the same day, according to documents.


     “There’s nothing improper here,” Feinschreiber said. “I don’t

     even know Ms. Rundle. I was approached by a lawyer friend

     of mine who said he knew people who could help me and he

     told me later it was the state attorney.”

 

     Ed Griffith, Rundle’s spokesman, said he couldn’t comment

     on the state attorney’s personal matters. And the state attorney

     didn’t reply to an email seeking comment.”


If any reporting, other than that labeled as gossip was done by any other news media outlet, it’s since been removed from the internet.  The only story that comes up on the Miami Herald’s website about her 2012 election does not mention this incident, or anything having to do with the $115,250.00 she received in campaign contributions from multiple companies in Puerto Rico allegedly controlled by her boyfriend or anything other than the mildest of comments from critics.


Nor was this the only funny-money deal that Fernandez-Rundle’s has been involved in.


My fellow blogger Stephanie Kienzle, who publishes Voter’s Opinion, wrote a classic, It’s Miami, Bitches! story about a guy named Raul Grevas, who back in 1995 was arrested and charged with Child Abuse. The charges were first dropped to Battery, and then Greaves was referred to pretrial diversion and allowed to plead “nole prosequi.”


In 2011, Greaves decided to purchase a warehouse in South Dade, and instead of going to a bank to get a loan, he got a $52,000 loan from none other than Katherine-Fernandez-Rundle.


In 2013, Greaves found himself unable to pay off the loan, and the defendant in a lawsuit by none other than Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, who understandably wanted her money.


So, the big question is how does a guy like Greaves end up getting next to the same State Attorney whose office charged him with Child Abuse and talk her into giving him a $52,000.00 loan?


The next question is why are all of these stories only appearing on local blogs, and not in the Miami Herald, Miami New Times, Miami Today, Daily Business Review, South Florida Business Journal, or any of the local TV news shows?


The one thing that I’m certain of is that nobody has ever pressed Fernandez-Rundle to explain why she’s been putting money out on the street as part of what is described as the Shadow Banking Industry.  The same Shadow Banking Industry that Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez denied being a part of before he was found guilty of lying to the public by the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission, and then tried to pay off his fine with 28 buckets of pennies and nickels.


It’s apparent from the time that I’ve spent writing about the antics of Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, that she’s decidedthat the best way to deal with criticism is to ignore it, and that strategy has managed to work for years because while Fernandez-Rundle and her staff have provided protection to those politicians and high-rollers on the Family and Friends Plan, those folks in turn have returned the favor by providing her with protection, including discouraging any serious contenders from rising up to challenge her, and making sure that the Miami Herald and the rest of the local news media only engages in the mildest, and most superficial review of her record and behavior, especially during reelection.


On the rare occasions when the criticism seems to have the potential to gain some traction, Fernandez-Rundle’s long-time PR flack Ed Griffith takes on the task of engaging in personal attacks against those who are criticizing.


Griffith has long taken every opportunity to call me a former bank robber, convicted felon and ex-con as a way to try and undermine my stories of about Fernandez-Rundle’s behavior. 


Unfortunately for Fernandez-Rundle, I long ago accepted that ad homonym attacks about my past would be the weapon of choice for those who I wrote about, so regardless of what is said about me, I always wake up the next morning ready to keep going.  As the old saying goes, ‘Sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.’


After refusing for over 16 months to acknowledge that she had a “donor assisted fund” inside the Miami Foundation, or to make public the identities of those who have donated money to that fund, I have no reason to expect that Fernandez-Rundle will wake up tomorrow morning and decide that she’ll start behaving with the kind of ethical transparency that one would expect from a State Attorney.


So, since this is going to be a long fight, I’m putting up a countdown calendar on the front page to remind all of my readers that every day that she refuses to reveal the identity of those who have given her money is just one more day and one more reason to believe that she’s taken money from people that at the very least will embarrass her, or worse, might possibly force her from office!


It’s Miami, Bitches!


NOTE: I’ve started the calendar on October 23rd, the day I emailed her my letter asking her to reveal who had donated money to her fund.

KATHERINE FERNANDEZ-RUNDLE
SECRET SLUSH FUND CALENDAR
HOW MANY DAYS HAS STATE ATTORNEY KATHERINE FERNANDEZ-RUNDLE REFUSED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SHE MAINTAINS A SECRET SLUSH FUND AT THE MIAMI FOUNDATION, OR TO IDENTIFY WHO HAS DONATED MONEY TO THAT FUND?
42 DAYS
AND COUNTING
A CRESPOGRAM EXCLUSIVE
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