Coconut Grove slum lords to be sued by city
According to The New Times, there is more trouble on Hibiscus Street. This time in Village West. According to the article, The owners of shoddy apartment buildings in the neighborhood are being sued by the City of Miami for being slum lords — Orlando Benitez Jr., attorney Julio Marrero, his mother Rosa Marrero, and Phillip Muskat — are currently locked in a legal dispute about selling the properties. A potential buyer has offered to purchase the land, which is worth millions of dollars. If the city's argument is successful, a judge could potentially order the owners to use a portion of their profits to relocate their renters.
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