Cesar Carasa, the ex-Mayor of West Miami, was suspended by Governor Charlie Crist in December after racking up a $70,000 cell phone bill on his city-issued phone.
Besides the fact that works out to about $11 per West Miami resident, he racked up a good deal of the minutes chatting with ladies in the Dominican Republic he met after trying to sell them shoes.
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But because this is South Florida, he's running to reclaim his post.
In a situation eerily similar to the plight of twice-suspended former Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, Carasa has filed paperwork to run again. Since he hasn't been convicted, he's allowed to do so. And, just like Spence-Jones, if he wins, Crist's office has indicated that he'll be suspended again.
Though, if convicted Carasa faces at most a $500 fine and 30 days in the slammer.
He'll be running against current mayo Eduardo Muhiña who was sworn in shortly after Carasa got the boot.