MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The corruption trial of suspended Homestead mayor Steven Batemen got underway with jury selection Monday morning.

Bateman is accused of taking a consulting job from a non-profit organization which paid him $125 an hour.

Prosecutors said the problem is Batemen never disclosed that he was getting paid to work for the group.

He faces several charges including, unlawful compensation and illegal lobbying.

Bateman has pleaded not guilty.

READ MORE: Homestead Mayor Bonds Out Of Jail After Corruption Arrest



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