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HOMESTEAD, FL — Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was led away from his home in handcuffs by police on Wednesday, the third Florida mayor to be arrested this month on corruption charges, according to The Associated Press.
Bateman, 58, was secretly paid $125 an hour as a consultant by a health care company seeking city and county approval for a sewer connection so it could build a clinic in Homestead, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle told the AP.
Bateman lobbied his own city officials and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez without disclosing his financial arrangement with Community Health Care of South Florida Inc., a non-profit firm known as CHI, said Fernandez Rundle.Read More
Source : Newsmax