Jorge Forte

Michael Kesti, South Florida lobbyist who became a confidential informant in the case that led to charges against Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Confidential Informant In FBI Sting Breaks His Silence

Michael Kesti isn’t buying the verdict in the corruption case against Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi.

08/19/2014

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Miami Lobbyist Caught In FBI Sting Changes Plea

A South Florida lobbyist caught up in an FBI kickback sting which also snared two mayors changed his plea in court on Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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

Former Sweetwater Mayor Surrenders To Begin Prison Sentence

Former Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño has turned himself in to begin his prison sentence.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

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

Gov. Scott Formally Removes Mayor Manny Moroño From Office

Governor Rick Scott formally removed former Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño Friday, the day after he was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for his part in a kickback scheme.

01/24/2014

Former Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño (wearing sunglasses, black suit jacket and a pink tie) can be seen entering court October 18, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

Former Sweetwater Mayor Sentenced To Three Plus Years In Prison

Former Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño was sentenced three years and four months in prison for his part in a kickback scheme. Last November, Maroño pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit hones services wire fraud.

01/23/2014

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

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

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Pleads Guilty

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño was back in court Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy fraud.

CBS Miami–11/13/2013

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi arrives at federal court in Miami on Oct. 25, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor: “I Will Be Exonerated”

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi entered a not guilty plea to federal corruption charges at his arraignment in federal court Friday morning.

CBS Miami–10/25/2013

Former Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño (wearing sunglasses, black suit jacket and a pink tie) can be seen entering court October 18, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

Former Sweetwater Mayor Enters Not Guilty Plea For Conspiracy Charge

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and lobbyist Jorge Forte entered not guilty pleas in court Friday morning on a single charge of conspiring to commit honest services fraud.

CBS Miami–10/18/2013

(Left) Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: miamilakes-fl.gov) and (Right) Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño (Source: www.cityofsweetwater.fl.gov)

Former Mayors’ Public Corruption Case Delayed

Two former South Florida mayors and two former lobbyists appeared in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to delay their arraignment date.

CBS Miami–08/27/2013

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