Still under the microscope of the FBI, the City of Sweetwater now finds itself the target of a federal lawsuit alleging the city towed cars illegally.
The attorneys for Sweetwater’s suspended mayor Manny Maroño have filed notice indicating he plans to change his plea to guilty on a single count of conspiracy fraud.
He’s barely settled into his new office, but Sweetwater’s interim police chief is already defending himself against allegations that are more than three decades old.
CBS4 News has learned embattled Sweetwater Police Chief Roberto Fulgueira has stepped down effective immediately. His retirement is expected to be announced Thursday morning along with appointment of the interim police chief.
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.
At a tow yard in Coral Gables, cars are brought in from all over South Florida. Some of those cars come from Sweetwater, where signs for Southland The Towing Company are posted in several parking lots.
The City of Sweetwater has a new commissioner. Catalino Rodriguez was appointed in the wake of the recent shake up at city hall.
The Sweetwater city commission will meet Monday evening to name a new commissioner and vice mayor.
The city of Sweetwater is in the news Wednesday and once again it’s for alleged malfeasance at the hands of public officials.
The suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi said he is innocent and said he would vindicate himself in federal court and become mayor again.