Also on the Marlins soft-cost list: $10,980 in wine, purchased for a celebration by ownership and some friends at the sales office after construction was finally complete. The county said the Marlins have already agreed to waive that item.
“If I were the mayor, I’d certainly hire an outside group, forensic accountants, to look into this,” [Norman] Braman said. “Wine bills … what do all those have to do with construction? It sounds like rip-off number two to me.”