Richard Candia

Convicted Lobbyist Avoids Jail Time After Assisting FedsA Miami-Dade lobbyist will avoid jail time after assisting investigators with the convictions of a local mayor and another lobbyist.
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.
Former Sweetwater Mayor Surrenders To Begin Prison SentenceFormer Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño has turned himself in to begin his prison sentence.
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.
Former Sweetwater Mayor Sentenced To Three Plus Years In PrisonFormer 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.
Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Pleads GuiltySuspended Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño was back in court Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy fraud.
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.
Former Sweetwater Mayor Enters Not Guilty Plea For Conspiracy ChargeSuspended 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.
Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Vows To Clear His NameSuspended 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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