2 South Fla. Mayors Charged With Bribery

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the mayors of Miami Lakes and Sweetwater, Fla., and two Miami-area lobbyists for participating in a kickback and bribery scheme to obtain and keep thousands of dollars in federal grant money, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Sweetwater Mayor Manuel L. Marono, 41, was charged in a complaint also naming lobbyists Jorge L. Forte, 41, and Richard F. Candia, 49, all of Miami. Miami Lakes Mayor Michael A. Pizzi, 51, who also is the town attorney for Medley, Fla., was charged in...
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