Where, you must be wondering, are the DBR and El Herald articles on the resignation of embattled county court Judge Mike Mirabal? The articles are on hold until Double M sends his papers to Governor DeSantis. And it appears, although we have it on very good authority MM told the JQC he was outta here, he has not sent the papers to the governor.
"Why"? You as the inquisitive reader may be asking, have the papers not been sent? And while we are on the subject of mysteries, do you need a license of any sort to fly a helicopter on Mars as NASA did on Monday?
We do not know. And when we are stumped, we follow that age old journalism advice- follow the money.
First, MM is resigning. We stake our considerable reputation on it.
Maybe he is waiting for a last paycheck. Former Judge Harvey Shenberg had a problem sending a kid to college on a judicial salary (so he took an undercover FBI bribe to sell an informant's name and went to prison for a while and a bit). Maybe he wants to do the right thing and give his staff a few days to find a new job, although that would be out of character for a person whose character is well documented by doing a Pacer search with his name. The federal lawsuits say it all, and the order where Judge Williams bounces him out of court where he is the plaintiff is a doozy.
Let's just say you do not want to have MM involved in any real estate transactions you care about. Things tend to go horribly wrong when he is involved, and there are title double switches, deeds and misdeeds abound, and a real estate game of three card monte usually follows. "I can't be sued for foreclosure, I sent the deed to my mom and then the dog ate it " kind of stuff. Really,
Maybe there is some comp time at stake. The truth will out and it will not be pleasant. All we can tell you is this, people who do know are being very very silent. So something is rotten in Denmark, to quote our Bard in Hamlet. And while we are on the subject of Billy Shakespeare....
"The fault dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in our resignation letter".