You might have been there, waiting in line at the store and a person ahead of you breaks out a bunch of coins to pay. You don’t like them because they slow everything down to a crawl.
That’s exactly the sour taste a Miami-area mayor hoped to leave behind when he tried to pay a more than $4,000 or, about $5,400 CAD, fine from his city’s ethics commission with 28 buckets of pennies and nickels.
Not only was the payment not accepted, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez is now facing a small claims suit because the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust says he knew they only accepted cheques. The ploy is being called “contemptuous”, according to the El Nuevo Herald.
“We tried to pay with U.S. currency and it makes no difference whether they are pennies or nickels … but the coins were not accepted,” Hernandez told the Herald. “They can go to court if they want, but they are going to have to show why a public entity does not accept this country’s money.”
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