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.
The corruption trial of suspended Homestead mayor Steven Batemen got underway with jury selection Monday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A former Miami police sergeant currently serving time for corruption offenses is facing new charges.
Former Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño admitted his guilt Wednesday in the public corruption case against him.
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.
For the third time in as many weeks, a local mayor has found himself on the wrong side of the law.