Tag Archives: Norman Braman

Marlins representation: Turning a profit or turning the screws

For those looking for more blog posts about ‘Marlins Ballpark & Finances’ – please look in the ‘Categories’ box in the top right corner. The Wall Street Journal weighed on on the SEC probe of the Marlins Stadium deal. I … Continue reading

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Why the SEC probe is not a replay of the Braman trial

To show why I don’t think the SEC probe represents a replay of the Braman trial, it is necessary to revisit what Judge Jeri Beth Cohen’s ruling stated in 2008. While there were various claims to Braman’s initial lawsuit, the … Continue reading

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On The Wire: Pigs get fat, hogs get the SEC’s attention

On Saturday, the Miami Herald reported the following: Federal authorities have opened a wide-ranging investigation into the Miami Marlins’ controversial ballpark deal with Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami, demanding financial information underpinning nearly $500 million in bond sales … Continue reading

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Fable Si, Prescient No: How Legend Becomes Fact

Robert Wuhl had an interesting program a few years back called Assume the Position. The premise was to separate myth from fact regarding people and events in U.S. history and pop culture. The main point was a line made famous … Continue reading

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The Logic of Billy Preston and the Ballpark Vote

I got tired of not finding an actual headcount on how the Miami-Dade County commissioners might vote tomorrow, so I’ll take a shot at it here. [Warning: I’m getting killed in my Descarga NCAA Brackets–I’ll never trust Clemson again–so please, … Continue reading

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Norman Braman: Profile in Slippage?

You might say that Norman Braman is a ‘Regalado-r‘ of his money, but only if you have the following in your background: Rudimentary Spanish language skills. Familiar with Miami and the new stadium politics. Familiar with Bernard Madoff. Have a … Continue reading

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Norman Braman and Madoff’s Field of Suckers

Norman Braman got stiffed big-time recently by Bernard Madoff. He was one of many suckers in what is considered the largest Ponzi [or pyramid] scheme in history. This type of scam is so effective, the SEC gave it its own … Continue reading

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Miami, See it Like a Rich Septuagenarian, Quietly

Congrats to Norman Braman, he’s #286 on Forbes list of the richest Americans. I’m sure it’s a net positive thing that he and his $1.7 billion call Miami home. But not when it comes to the local sports scene. Mr … Continue reading

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Norman Braman’s Public Leak on Marlins

Wow, is Norman Braman a sore loser or what? The article in Miami Today, which quotes Mr. Braman, does not specify where the supposed 2003 Florida Marlins pro-forma financial projection was obtained, but only Freddie Mac regulators would be surprised … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks

If at first [pre-trial mediation] she doesn’t succeed, she’ll try [postpone her ruling so that Miami-Dade County's megaplan will be dependent on a coming Florida Supreme Court ruling] again. Charles Rabin of the Herald described Tuesday’s ruling in his article: … Continue reading

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