On August 6, FBI agents swooped into Sweetwater City Hall, handcuffed Mayor Manuel Maroño, and charged him with bribery. The feds alleged Maroño and business partner Jorge Forte accepted $40,000 in payola from a pair of undercover agents pretending to be corrupt Chicago businessmen aiming to defraud the federal government. That same morning, almost simultaneously, other G-men popped into the city hall office of Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi and led him out in handcuffs. He allegedly pocketed $6,750 for helping the fake Chi-town corrupters with a similar scheme in his town and in Medley, where he had a job as... More >>>