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Florida Dem mayor removed from office following arrest in FBI sting — here’s what she’s charged with


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A Florida Democratic mayor has been removed from office following her arrest in an FBI sting.

What happened?

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) suspended Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper from office while she faces charges brought forth by a federal investigation.


News of Cooper’s removal came one day after she was arrested by federal authorities. She is accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions and illegally soliciting campaign contributions. Authorities charged her with three felonies: money laundering, exceeding campaign contribution limits and official misconduct. She was also charged with soliciting contributions in a government building, which is a first-degree misdemeanor.

The felony charges carry a maximum of five years in prison, while the misdemeanor charge carries a maximum one-year sentence.


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