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“Think it worked”: shocking emails show Corrupt Carlos using tax dollars for political gain

“Eyebrows raised” by new NBC investigation – Corrupt Carlos refuses to comment

A shocking NBC6 investigation into new emails obtained from Miami-Dade County show the political calculus behind Corrupt Carlos Giménez’s county staffs’ decision to put the Mayor’s name on a series of controversial public safety alerts.

Here’s what went down:

On March 27th, the Miami Dade County Emergency Operating Center sent out a public safety alert, which Giménez then called “a bit overboard.” But just three days later he changed his mind and soon more alerts were planned.

Then on April 2nd, 27 minutes after a zoom call between Corrupt Carlos and his staff, suddenly the alerts had changed again: this time they would have Gimenez’s name attached to them.

The newly public emails show that Corrupt Carlos and his aides thought they got away with the political stunt. At the time, the Mayor’s Communications Director wrote: “Think it worked…”

But after being confronted at a press conference about the self-promoting aspect to these alerts, Corrupt Carlos switched course a third time, backing off future alerts, which he’d promised would go out regularly.

“Carlos Giménez keeps earning his moniker Corrupt Carlos,” said FDP Deputy Communications Director Luisana Pérez Fernández. “Fitting a long pattern of corrupt behavior, this bombshell investigation shows once more that Corrupt Carlos is always looking for a way to use taxpayer money for his own personal gain.”

Other highlights from the NBC6 investigation:

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