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Cops begin investigation of The Beach Club at Fontainebleau Park

The entrance to The Beach Club at Fountainbleau Park, a community where a battle is brewing over dozens of forged signatures of condo owners for a condo board election.
The entrance to The Beach Club at Fountainbleau Park, a community where a battle is brewing over dozens of forged signatures of condo owners for a condo board election. cmguerrero@elnuevoherald.com

The Miami-Dade Police Department released a statement Wednesday saying that it had started an investigation into possible fraud in The Beach Club at Fontainebleau Park condominium.

Police spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta said agents from the Economic Crimes Division started investigating because of alleged irregularities brought forth by tenants of the condominium that were revealed as part of an investigative series published in the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald and aired on Univision 23.

“There are detectives already assigned to investigate the possible fraud,” said Zavaleta in a statement to el Nuevo Herald. “They’ve already interviewed residents of the condominium.”

In the investigative series, it was discovered that at least 84 signatures belonging to property owners at The Beach Club were forged in the November ballots to elect members of the condominium’s board of directors.

The investigation also revealed that board members approved a million-dollar contract to repair the roof of 12 buildings inside the community located in Northwest Miami-Dade.

However, the company that benefited by the contract, D&T General Contracting Inc., competed in the soliciting process with two other fictitious companies, according to the findings.

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