Miami-Dade Transit Director Harpal Kapoor Steps Down Amid Financial Scandal

Add the position of Miami-Dade Transit director to the increasing number of county jobs the new mayor will have to fill when he replaces recently recalled Carlos Alvarez. Harpal Kapoor, the current director of Miami-Dade Transit who was appointed by Alvarez in 2007, has decided to step down from the position amid a financial scandal in the department.

According to the Miami Herald, the feds suspended about $185 million of funding for the department over allegations the agency was mishandling its money. Last month, Kapoor refused to sign a letter admitting that financial information he gave to the Federal Transit Administration was "neither fully accurate nor complete."

Kapoor made $242,602 a year as director.

His agency, which was also under fire for mismanagement, allowed several of its workers to campaign for Mayor Alvarez on the clock in the recent recall election.

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