Sweetwater

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Another Questionable Connection To Former Sweetwater Mayor

More questions of ethics violations in a South Florida city have emerged, and this time a City Commissioner is the focus.

CBS Miami–11/11/2013

Maverick the missing Sweetwater police horse is found on 11/7/13. Seen here with Officer Gio Garciga
(Source: Sweetwater Police Dept.)

Found: “Maverick” The Missing Sweetwater Police Horse

A Sweetwater police horse, missing since April, has been found.

11/07/2013

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Drivers Report Losing Cars To Sweetwater’s Towing Practices

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.

10/31/2013

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Suspended Mayor To Change Plea As Sweetwater Looks For Missing Money

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.

10/30/2013

(Source: CBS4)

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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