Corruption

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 02:  Sen. 2 arrives at a federal court to be indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Melgen and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) are being indicted on corruption charges stemming from the senator being accused of accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Prosecutors Oppose Moving US Sen. Menendez’s Corruption Case

Federal prosecutors for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez are opposed to moving the corruption case from New Jersey to Washington.

05/27/2015

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Florida Prisons May Get More Oversight After Scandals

Some Florida legislators are pushing for a proposal that would strip Florida Governor Rick Scott of complete control of the state’s prison system amid distrust over the way the system has been run.

03/24/2015

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Court Gives Scott Oct. Deadline In Mayor Case

Gov. Rick Scott has until mid-October to explain to the Florida Supreme Court why he won’t lift the suspension of a South Florida mayor acquitted of federal corruption charges.

09/30/2014

Steve Bateman  (Source: CBS4)

Suspended Homestead Mayor Heads To Trial

The corruption trial of suspended Homestead mayor Steven Batemen got underway with jury selection Monday morning.

09/15/2014

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

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