Public Corruption

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

Liberty City minister Gaston Smith who was convicted of using public grant money for personal pleasure, including fun in Las Vegas, rolled snake eyes in his bid to have his record erased.  (Source: CBS4)

Miami Pastor Who Looted Public Funds Regains Status As Convicted Felon

A Liberty City minister convicted of using public grant money for personal pleasure, including fun in Las Vegas, has rolled snake eyes in his bid to have his record erased.

07/15/2014

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

Patricia Atkins-Grad (Source: Tamarac.org)

Embattled Tamarac Commissioner Resigns

Facing a recall election next month, embattled Tamarac Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad has announced she’ll resign.

09/12/2013

(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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Report: Mayor Giménez Accused Of Retaliation In Cuts To Police Corruption Unit

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez defended himself Wednesday against allegations from the president of the county’s Police Benevolent Association that he in some way delayed the investigation into electoral fraud by limiting the size of the police department’s public corruption unit.

CBS Miami–08/21/2013

Lobbyist Richard Candia turns himself in to the FBI. (Source: CBS4)

Bond Set For Two Lobbyists Snared In FBI Mayoral Sting

Two lobbyists ensnared in a federal sting that ended with the arrests of the mayors of Miami Lakes and Sweetwater turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday.

CBS Miami–08/07/2013

Cindi Hutchinson (Source: CBS4)

Fmr. Lauderdale Vice Mayor Released From Jail

Thursday really was ‘Independence Day’ for one former city official. Former Ft. Lauderdale Vice Mayor Cindi Hutchinson walked out of Broward’s jail after serving a little more than half of her sentence.

07/04/2013

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

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Fired Police Chief Considers Suing After Dismissal “Based On Lies”

One day after Doral’s police chief was abruptly fired, the now former police chief fired back at the city officials who removed him from his post. He said he is considering taking legal action.

CBS4–12/12/2012

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