Public Corruption

Fmr. Homestead Mayor Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor ChargesFormer Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman plead guilty to misdemeanor charges on Friday.
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.
Miami Pastor Who Looted Public Funds Regains Status As Convicted FelonA 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.
Jury Selection For Trial Of Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael PizziJury 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.
Embattled Tamarac Commissioner Resigns Facing a recall election next month, embattled Tamarac Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad has announced she’ll resign.
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.
Report: Mayor Giménez Accused Of Retaliation In Cuts To Police Corruption UnitMiami-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.
Bond Set For Two Lobbyists Snared In FBI Mayoral StingTwo 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.
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.
Fmr. Lauderdale Vice Mayor Pleads Guilty In Corruption CaseFormer Ft. Lauderdale Vice Mayor Cindi Hutchinson will be spending four months in jail as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
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.
Woman Being Investigated For Brokering Absentee BallotsA Hialeah woman could face corruption charges. This is not the first time ballot brokering has made news in South Florida.