The Marlins said they were poor, and without the funding, they’d move. Politicians never asked to see financial documents from the club, even if Samson, and owner Jeffery Loria would have said no to the request.
They have been lying for years about “being poor.” For years, those that would listen have been hearing that the Marlins love living on welfare. They are not poor, in fact, they have been one of the league’s most profitable.
Now, karma has roosted on the Marlins doorstep as the Miami Herald is reporting that the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission has subpoenaed records from Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, the Marlins, as well as Commissioner Selig and former league president and COO, Bob DuPuy to conduct an investigation into whether the Marlins did have the capacity to pay for the stadium, or a larger percentage of it, and whether there was any “influence peddling to local politicians”, ergo, possible bribes in the form of political contributions, or otherwise from the Marlins to grease the skids on the deal. If bribes are involved, jail time is certainly a possibility for the politicians.
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