Last summer's crackdown on an allegedly corrupt local mayors has netted prosecutors a two-out-of-three conviction rate. Former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was found guilty by a jury this afternoon on two corruption charges. The verdict follows a guilty plea by Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño, and ... More >>
Today may not technically be a holiday, but for Miami-Dade residents, it marks one of the treasured moments in the yearly calendar: Another former public official starts their corruption trial! Former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman is the man on the stand in criminal court this morning, facing down t ... More >>
So Francis Suarez called off his run for City of Miami mayor after a few minor (well, by Miami-Dade standards at least) "scandals," but most politicians in Miami aren't as easily shook. Blind ambition rarely finds its bounds down here. So it's not really all that surprising that just two days afte ... More >>
Another city mayor in Miami-Dade has been busted this morning. Less than a month after the arrests of Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi on federal bribery charges, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is accusing Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman of unlawful compensa ... More >>
Boy, Steven Bateman doesn't know when to quit. Today, the Miami Herald published an article about another suspicious deal involving the Homestead mayor that appears riddled with conflicts-of-interest. It's becoming a pattern that has spawned separate investigations by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's ... More >>
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Civics and spirituality. Politics and prayer. In the ongoing battle against inertia, Goulds bares the conflicts at its core.
And to hell with life in Miami's black ghettos