Sad to see that a professor from the University of Miami would be personally involved in money laundering, pleading guilty to federal crimes.
Good school, UM, from which St. Johns County Commissioner JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER (R-Ponte Vedra) earned an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree.
Footnote: The essence of real estate development in Florida, as former County Commission Chair Ben Rich, Sr. once explained to me, is money-laundering -- dirty foreign kleptocrat and kakistocrat money in nations with high grown rate flowing to Florida, buying land, lawyers and politicians.
Florida is a corrupt place where anyone can call themselves. a "developer," without any license required. One needs a license to cut hair, polish nails, build houses or practice law, but any damn fool can call themselves a "developer."
Never once in the year that BLOCKER chaired the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners did he ever follow up on any of my questions about corporate ownership of developer projects -- who are the actual investors and beneficial owners of the projects that are clearcutting our forests, destroying our wetlands, creating flooding and killing our wildlife?
So who took Professor Bagley's courses, and what did they learn about the rampant money-laundering that is changing the face of Florida?