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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

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

Jury Starts Deliberating In Trial Of Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor

A jury began deliberating Tuesday in the trial of suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi.

08/12/2014

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

Jury Selection For Trial Of Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi

Jury selection is scheduled to get underway Tuesday in the trial of suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi who was arrested in August 2013 on public corruption charges.

07/08/2014

Sweetwater Sign (Source: CBS4)

Sweetwater Mayor Shuts Down City’s Finance Department

The mayor of Sweetwater is expected to announce Wednesday that he will shut down the city’s finance department.

CBS Miami–05/28/2014

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

A look-back on politics in 2013 (Source: CBS4)

A Year in Politics: Indicted Mayors, Cocaine Congressman

By all accounts, 2013 should have been a quiet year in politics. In Washington, the President was riding high after an easy re-election. In Tallahassee, the Republicans remained in firm control of the state’s government. And locally, there were no major elections to embarrass South Florida.

CBS4–12/30/2013

Sweetwater Sign (Source: CBS4)

Three Former Sweetwater Police Employees Will Demand Jobs Back

Three former Sweetwater Police Department employees plan to ask for their jobs back at a special commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday night.

CBS4–11/18/2013

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Another Questionable Connection To Former Sweetwater Mayor

More questions of ethics violations in a South Florida city have emerged, and this time a City Commissioner is the focus.

CBS Miami–11/11/2013

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