Corruption

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

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

Former Broward Teachers Union President Pat Santeramo  (CBS4)

Former Teachers Union Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption Charges

The former head of the Broward Teacher’s Union has pled not guilty to nearly two dozen charges including grand theft and racketeering.

11/13/2012

Michael Reimer (Source: BSO)

$300,000 Bond For Former Firefighter Arrested In Forgery Scam

A former Fort Lauderdale firefighter wanted for allegedly forging documents and official misconduct appeared in court Friday, just hours after being taken into custody.

CBS4–10/19/2012

Fort Lauderdale firefighters Gregory Jones (top left), Joseph Perri (top right), Steve Loleski (bottom left), and Freddie Batista (bottom right) arrested. (Source: BSO)

Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Arrested In Conspiracy Scheme

Four Fort Lauderdale firefighters and one former firefighter face a slew of charges, including conspiracy to commit perjury, forgery, grand theft, and official misconduct.

CBS4–10/17/2012

Ray Sansom mug shot

Former House Speaker To Fla.: “Reimburse Me”

Former House Speaker Ray Sansom is suing the state, saying he should be reimbursed for the costs of defending himself against corruption charges that were eventually dropped.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Being Investigated For Brokering Absentee Ballots

A Hialeah woman could face corruption charges. This is not the first time ballot brokering has made news in South Florida.

CBS4–07/26/2012

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