SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Sep 10
I was disappointed to see that the current Miami Lakes Town Council is reverting back to a tax-and-spend philosophy after all the progress t... hat the town has made in recent years.
Public corruptionThe Miami Herald , Sep 6
Michael Kesti, who helped the FBI in a corruption sting that led to three convictions, says he doesn’t care that some other lobbyists... consider him a rat.
MIAMI LAKESThe Miami Herald , Sep 4
This Thursday, Miami Lakes will unveil a 10-foot memorial statue in front of Town Hall to honor local military veterans.
Miami LakesThe Miami Herald , Aug 27
Miami Lakes town leaders want to have a say in whether suspended Mayor Michael Pizzi gets his old job back.
MIAMI LAKESThe Miami Herald , Aug 17
The town responded to a letter from suspended Mayor Michael Pizzi’s lawyer threatening to arrest Pizzi if he enters any unauthorized ... areas.
MIAMI FEDERAL COURTThe Miami Herald , Aug 14
After deliberating for 14 hours, jurors found suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi not guilty. His attorneys have already called to gov... ernor to have Pizzi reinstated as mayor.
From South Florida Blogs & Websites
Naked Politics, Sep. 10, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott is a defendant in a case before the Florida Supreme Court involving the former mayor of Miami Lakes who wants his old job back after being acquitted of criminal charges.
Scott issued an executive order in August 2013 suspending Michael Pizzi as mayor of the Miami suburb after [...]
Sun-Sentinel: Miami Heat, Sep. 1, 2014Q: What if Pat Riley had worked behind the scenes to orchestrate a trade involving something like Deng, Josh McRoberts and Chalmers for Kevin Love? -- Jason, Miami Lakes.
Naked Politics, Aug. 27, 2014
Suspended Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman was supposed to be in trial this week on corruption allegations -- but he can thank acquitted Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi for a bit of a delay.
The reason: Both men are represented by bow-tie-wearing lawyer Ben Kuehne.
A jury on Aug. 14 acquitted Pizzi in [...]
Naked Politics, Aug. 26, 2014
Miami-Dade County?s longest-serving school board members coasted to reelection on Tuesday, securing four more years at the helm of one of the nation?s largest school districts.
Perla Tabares Hantman and Marta Pérez easily beat challengers Duysevi Miyar, an English teacher at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High, and Lawrence Orihuela, an adjunct professor and [...]
Naked Politics, Aug. 21, 2014
Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi sued Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday in an effort to force him to revoke the suspension so Pizzi can reclaim his mayoral office.
The legal showdown before the Florida Supreme Court was perhaps inevitable after the governor refused to rescind Pizzi?s suspension following his acquittal [...]