In the days following the David Dao passenger beating incident onboard a United Express plane, the airline’s CEO was chided for bicycle riding in front of his $6 million Florida mansion. Now that mansion has him in trouble in a different way.
Credit: Daily Mail
In March I wrote that Oscar Munoz was being investigated by the State of Florida for ‘sand scraping’ or stealing sand from the beach to create dunes in the yard of his Florida home. The Department of Environmental Quality said Munoz and three neighbors “may have skirted laws designed to protect the state’s natural resources.”
Hurricanes Matthew and Irma wiped out the dunes in front of his home. A neighbor shot video of of “two earth movers scooping sand from the public beach last week and hauling it toward four private homes” and turned in the neighbors.
Now Florida’s Department of Environmental Quality
found he purchased basic economy landscaping and that doesn’t come with any free dunes is assessing “$58,625 in civil penalties and costs” and in addition “the homeowners could be responsible for the restoration of the sand dunes to their original state.”
BREAKING: The state has fined 4 homeowners more than $234,000 after my investigation into illegal beach scraping.
Regulators found that the United Airlines CEO and 3 others… https://t.co/SsjCzP38Ft
— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) June 13, 2018
If this isn’t paid by June 22 the Department “can take legal action.”