THE MIAMI MIRROR – TRUE REFLECTIONS
Miami Beach City Attorney Jose Smith
CITY ATTORNEY BALKS!
Jose Smith refuses to explain a $26,741 write off
By David Arthur WaltersTHE MIAMI MIRRORAugust 5, 2012MIAMI BEACH—Miami Beach City Attorney Jose Smith responded hastily with a personalinsult and begged the question when asked to provide public records and explain why FirstAssistant City Attorney Steven Rothstein, Esq. overruled Special Master Babak Movahedi’sAugust 11, 2011 denial to mitigate a fine of $29,261.34 and release a lien on a luxury Continuumcondominium (Case BV09001224). I had referred to his office’s “slipshod” proceduressomewhere in the first three articles of my series ‘Getting Ahead of The Job Con, appearing inthe
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.The condominium owner, Margret Asgeirsdottir, wife to Skuli Mogensen, was cited for startingconstruction without a permit. The contractor involved, Jihad Doujeiji dba Sharron Lewis DesignCentral, who appeared from the documentation to be acting as the owner’s agent from thebeginning of construction, appeared on her behalf at the August 11 hearing to argue that she hadnot received proper notice. I received information from a confidential informant that theargument at the hearing was specious, that the notice was not really defective. The Order did notspecify findings of fact and conclusions of law other than “DENIED,” so we may assume theopposing argument was totally without merit. That Order was supposedly appealed to the CircuitCourt, but I could find no record of it actually being filed with the court. A terse directive was