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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

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

Miami-Dade circuit court bailiff Juana Olga Durand who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly accepting cash in exchange for fixing traffic tickets has quit her job.

Dade Bailiff Accused Of Taking Bribes Quits Job

A Miami-Dade circuit court bailiff who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly accepting cash in exchange for fixing traffic tickets has quit her job.

CBS4–07/24/2012

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Code Officer, Firefighter Changing Plea In Beach Corruption Case

Two of several Miami Beach employees charged in a FBI corruption scheme are now changing their pleas.

CBS4–05/29/2012

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