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Sweetwater’s Interim Police Chief Already In The Hot Seat Over Decades-Old Investigation

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.

10/25/2013

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Sweetwater Police Chief Roberto Fulgueira Resigns

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.

10/23/2013

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

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Questionable Connection Between Towing Co. & Suspended Mayor

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.

CBS Miami–10/14/2013

Sweetwater commissioners attend the meeting where a Sweetwater police officer was appointed a new commissioner, October 7, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Sweetwater Police Officer Named New City Commissioner

The City of Sweetwater has a new commissioner. Catalino Rodriguez was appointed in the wake of the recent shake up at city hall.

CBS4–10/07/2013

City of Sweetwater sign.  (Source: CBS4)

Sweetwater Police Chief Responds To Recent Department Scandals

The Sweetwater city commission will meet Monday evening to name a new commissioner and vice mayor.

09/09/2013

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2 Sweetwater Cops & Civilian Worker Relieved Of Duty

The city of Sweetwater is in the news Wednesday and once again it’s for alleged malfeasance at the hands of public officials.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

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

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

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