Sweetwater Names New Interim Police ChiefThe City of Sweetwater has a new police chief – at least for now. Thursday, city officials announced that Deputy Chief Jesus Menocal would serve as interim chief following the retirement of Chief Roberto Fulgueira.
Former Sweetwater Mayor Enters Not Guilty Plea For Conspiracy ChargeSuspended 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.
Questionable Connection: Suspended Mayor Helped Towing Co. Get Business Manny Maroño, the suspended mayor of Sweetwater, helped his friend and former business partner secure a spot as one of the preferred towing companies in Doral, a letter obtained by CBS4 and El Nuevo Herald confirms.
Questionable Connection Between Towing Co. & Suspended MayorAt 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.