Florida Cop Arrested For Shaking Down Motorists

  • Share
  • Bookmark to Delicious
  • Bookmark to StumbleUpon
  • 2 comments


Police officer Maximo Moreno, of Surfside, Florida,  was arrested Friday after he was observed on three occasions of pulling over motorists and letting them off of potential tickets, providing that they agreed to have their cars towed out of the city. In the scheme, he would have his brother Allan Moreno, a tow truck driver, haul the car away for $300 in cash. The brothers then split the payment. They are each facing three counts of felony bribery.

The  incidents were observed by Miami-Dade Detective Joaquin Garcia of the public corruption bureau, after the chief of police received a tip that Moreno was confiscating drugs from motorists for his own use. Earlier this year, another Surfside cop, Woodward Brooks,  was fired after faking accident reports and filing bogus insurance claims.
View Larger Map

The Miami Herald

  • expose this
  • Share
  • Bookmark to Delicious
  • Bookmark to StumbleUpon
  • 2 comments
Comments (2)
  1. Ron Tedwater says:

    Great work keep it coming

  2. Surftruth says:

    Its more that crazy and more than stupid out there. Its more than the PD its rooted at Town Hall and an environment of ‘get away with whatevder you can’ ffrom the top down. The latest is a wasteful 16 million dollar town loan to replace a water system that does not need to be replaced. Follow the money. Municipal corrpution appears rampant in Surfside Florida look it over just Google “Who Controls Surfside?” (great blog) and visit http://www.savesurfside.com

Comment on this Article:

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.