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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 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

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño after he plead guilty in court one count of conspiracy fraud on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Pleads Guilty

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño was back in court Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy fraud.

CBS Miami–11/13/2013

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

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor: “I Will Be Exonerated”

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi entered a not guilty plea to federal corruption charges at his arraignment in federal court Friday morning.

CBS Miami–10/25/2013

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 Enters Not Guilty Plea For Conspiracy Charge

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.

CBS Miami–10/18/2013

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: miamilakes-fl.gov)

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Vows To Clear His Name

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi has vowed to clear his name. In a statement, Sunday, to CBS4 News, Pizzi said “I have never committed any crime or done anything wrong.”

08/11/2013

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: miamilakes-fl.gov)

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Vows Vindication

The suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi said he is innocent and said he would vindicate himself in federal court and become mayor again.

08/10/2013

Ceasar Mestre (Source: miamilakes-fl.gov)

Miami Lakes Unanimously Approves New Mayor

In a unanimous vote, the Town of Miami Lakes council tapped Vice -Mayor Ceasar Mestre to replace Michael Pizzi as mayor.

CBS4–08/08/2013

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