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Lyndean Peters (Source: Golden Beach Police Dept.)

Golden Beach Cop Off The Hook In “Double Dipping” Investigation

Grand theft, fraud and official misconduct charges have been dropped against a Golden Beach police Sgt. Lyndean Peters who was accused of fraudulently reporting or under-reporting off-duty work details.

03/19/2014

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Former City Of Miami Police Officer Sentenced On Corruption Charges

A 27-year-old former City of Miami Police Officer has been sentenced to 81 months in prison, three years of supervised release, fined thousands of and dollars and ordered to pay forfeiture on corruption charges.

01/31/2014

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Suspended Tamarac Mayor To Remain Out Of Jail

Tamarac’s ‘on again’, ‘off again’ mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco will remain out of jail as her corruption case winds through the legal system, That was the decision of a Broward judge Thursday morning.

01/22/2014

Harry Dressler (Source: Tamarac.org)

Tamarac Commission Taps Dressler To Fill In For Suspended Mayor

Tamarac commissioners have chosen one of their own, Harry Dressler, to take over the mayor’s position. The commission made the appointment after current Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco was suspended for a second time by Gov. Rick Scott last Friday.

01/21/2014

File image of Miami Police Sgt. Raul Iglesias (CBS4)

New Contempt Charges For Convicted Miami Police Sergeant

A former Miami police sergeant currently serving time for corruption offenses is facing new charges.

01/08/2014

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño after he plead guilty in court one count of conspiracy fraud on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Ex Sweetwater Mayor Maroño Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case

Former Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño admitted his guilt Wednesday in the public corruption case against him.

11/13/2013

MIAMI - Mugshot of Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman after his arrest on 8/28/13 (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Suspended Homestead Mayor Arrested On Election Law Violations

Just a few months after he was arrested and charged with two felony charges of unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior; suspended Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was arrested again Friday on seven counts of election law violations.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

MIAMI - Mugshot of Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman after his arrest on 8/28/13 (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman Bonds Out Of Jail After Corruption Arrest

For the third time in as many weeks, a local mayor has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

CBS Miami–08/28/2013

Cindi Hutchinson (Source: CBS4)

Fmr. Lauderdale Vice Mayor Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case

Former Ft. Lauderdale Vice Mayor Cindi Hutchinson will be spending four months in jail as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

CBS4–03/18/2013

Michelle Spence-Jones

Spence-Jones Files Suit Against Miami’s Mayor, State Attorney

Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, who was acquitted of corruption charges last year, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against those who accused her of wrongdoing.

CBS4–12/03/2012

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