MIAMI (CBS4) – The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics landed a new director Wednesday afternoon.
Joe Centorino was selected to take over as the county’s new ethics czar.READ MORE: Divers Mark 20th Anniversary Of Sinking Spiegel Grove Off Key Largo
Centorino has served as the chief of the Public Corruption Division of the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office for the last 16 years. Before that, he was a prosecutor for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office.READ MORE: Miami Man Is Florida's Newest Millionaire After Playing Lottery's 'Jackpot Triple Play'
Centorino will take over for Robert Meyers, who stepped down amidst questions concerning his own ethical judgment, according to CBS4’s Jim DeFede.
Meyers held the top post ever since the commission was founded, around 13 years ago.MORE NEWS: Narciso Torres Identified As Pilot Who Died In Haulover Bridge Plane Crash
Centorino’s contract will be negotiated after a background check is completed.