I feel like we have a good little discussion going on the ethical lapse in Pensacola. My specialty, besides criminology, is psychology. Deviance intrigues me. I developed a curiosity in understand why people do what they do. Just to give you a little background, (so you know I know of what I speak),
I am the daughter of Jim Barnett, a man who ran numbers from Sammy Fiorella, founder of Sammy's Gentlemen's Club in Birmingham in the 1950's. I am the niece of Michael Maddox, who was deadly con man. He is probably the most colorful person in the family. God rest his soul. In 1985, he was a millionaire in Los Angeles; he owned a business Goldex, Inc. He defrauded millions from people but he dabbled in other industries. He trafficked cocaine and arms within the Medellin Cartel. I can recall as a child, him flying in out of nowhere with his son, who is my age. He rented a car and had to do business in Atlanta and New Orleans. He did them as day trips as to be home for dinner with my mother and I. His business partner in Atlanta, Maxy (Max Mermelstein) was the money man and he worked with another man Harry (Berkenthal). Both I know, now, were accountants for Pablo Escobar. His day trip to New Orleans was with Joey Marcello (son of Carlos Marcello). My uncle was a "Cocaine Cowboy".
My mother worked for the Alexiou family in Birmingham. I was at the wedding of Hedy Alexiou to Carlos Levya Beltran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Beltr%C3%A1n_Leyva). So deviancy and illegal activity has been my life.