Former Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño has turned himself in to begin his prison sentence.
Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi who was removed as mayor after he was indicted by the feds in a corruption sting held a barbecue on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi entered a not guilty plea to federal corruption charges at his arraignment in federal court Friday morning.
Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi calls a report that he plotted to harm a councilman three years ago “silly talk.”
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.
Homestead voters decided Tuesday they did not want suspended mayor Steve Bateman to serve another term.
Two former South Florida mayors and two former lobbyists appeared in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to delay their arraignment date.