Mariano Fernandez, center, was fired from his job as building director in Miami Beach amid allegations he received free hotel stays from a hotelier who received permits from his department.
Mariano Fernandez, center, was fired from his job as building director in Miami Beach amid allegations he received free hotel stays from a hotelier who received permits from his department. Miami Herald archive
Mariano Fernandez, center, was fired from his job as building director in Miami Beach amid allegations he received free hotel stays from a hotelier who received permits from his department. Miami Herald archive

Miami Beach official is accused of trading favors for hotel stays. Now he may be charged.

November 14, 2017 03:31 PM

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  • Former Miami Beach mayor swears in son Dan Gelber

    He was mayor once. Now at 98, he swore his son into the same office. Seymour Gelber stood in front of a packed chamber at Miami Beach City Hall where he once presided as mayor. Now 98, with a dose of pride and humor, he swore his son Dan into the office he once held, commending him for his record of public service.