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HE’S NOT ON THE PAYROLL, BUT HE’S THE MAYOR’S DIRECTOR OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Last November I wrote about former Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo “Lookdown” Roque, who had retired in April sending out a text message that he was  coming back to work for the Mayor.

For a guy whose tex message reveals he has a problem communicating in English, Roque had led a charmed life in the police department thanks to his friendship with Tomas Regalado.


Like the small handful of other cops - Chief Manny Orosa, Deputy Chief Luis Cabrera and Major Raul Herbello along with a handful of others - Roque had survived, and even flourished, in spite of accusations of incompetence and wrong doing.


In the summer of 2011, Roque, who was then a Police Commander was one of three senior officers that former Chief Miguel Exposito wanted to demote for various and sundry acts of bad behavior.  Roque at the time was notorious for hanging out at Cuban Crafters on NW 7th Street during working hours,and had been given orders to quit doing that because of suspicious behavior in the area involving drug dealing.  Roque refused.


When Exposito was fired, it didn’t take long for newly appointed Chief Manny Orosa to reverse Exposito’s decision and instead of demoting Roque, made him an Assistant Chief of Police. That’s how things work in the Banana Republic of Miami where shit, like cream, often rises to the top. 


When I wrote about Roque last November it was because he was seen wandering around the top floor of Police Headquarters as if he still worked there.


Earlier this month in searching through emails that I had obtained related to the Skyrise Miami/Bayside Marketplace project, I came across this email:

Even though the City of Miami Personnel Department has no record showing that Roque is a city employee, he has access to a city email account, an office at City Hall, a fancy title and possibly a city car.


But that’s the least of it. The above email was sent by Roque to Pamela Weller, who just happens to be the General Manager of Bayside Marketplace currently in the middle of contentious negotiations over extending their lease with the City..


Now just what kind of business would Roque have with Weller?  One of my sources tells me that Roque has become the Mayor’s personal representative and fixer, and that he was tasked with trying to find out what could be done to smooth out the friction between Bayside Marketplace and the City over the re-negotiation of the lease agreement.


If that was in fact his task, he obviously had no luck because current the negotiations are, as I was told recently, at a stage where both sides want to punch each otger.


Now, it’s bad enough to have Roque running around being the Mayor’s “volunteer” Intergovernmental Director, given all of the potential problems, including the legal liability involved in having a non-employee acting on behalf of the city - but in this case, there’s even a greater problem in that Roque’s wife just happens to own the candy store next to the Starbucks at Bayside Marketplace.

M & R Sweet Party is owned by Maivelyn Roque, hence the M & R.  Roque, I was told by a source within Bayside’s management was considered their contact person at the Miami Police Department when he was on the force.


So, you’ve got a retired cop, whose wife is the owner of a candy store at Bayside Marketplace meeting with the Marketplace’s General Manager in the midst of difficult lease re-negotiations and doing so on behalf of the Mayor, and not necessarily with the knowledge of the City Manager or his staff, since as you can see from his email, no one was copied letting them know he was setting up a meeting with Pamela Weller.


That grasshoppers would be considered a gross conflict of interest in America, but in the Banana Republic of Miami it’s just business as usual.


Of, and incidentally, you got to wonder how Maivelyn pays the rent on this candy store because not once, in the times that I’ve been at Bayside recently have there been any customers in the store, as the above picture shows.


It’s Miami, Bitches!


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