Bal Harbour

Community Contributor
7:04 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Veteran Takes A Chance On 1950s Miami

This article, originally published in the Miami Herald, is part of HistoryMiami's Miami Stories project.

Somewhere in the middle of 1951, my father, Cpl. Norman Segermeister, emerged from his commitment to the U.S. Army.  


 

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Federal Investigation
8:21 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Bal Harbour Chief Suspended As Cash-Cow 'Task Force' Comes Under Federal Scrutiny

INVESTIGATION: Bal Harbour police allegedly traveled the country to seize drug money unrelated to local cases.
Credit City of Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker remains suspended with pay today in connection with his department's far-ranging anti-drug operations that yielded no prosecutions but kept his officers flush with ready cash.

Hunker is accused of professional misconduct in a Justice Department review of the department project that sent Bal Harbour officers all over the country to pose as money launderers for drug gangs. The department operated under rules that allowed it to keep up to 80 percent of the cash after turning the rest over to the Justice department.

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