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Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez could face criminal charges in coming days

MIAMI – A Miami-Dade commissioner could be going through criminal charges as early as Tuesday.

According to CBS4 information associate the Miami Herald, Joe Martinez is predicted to give up to authorities this week in reference to a public corruption probe.

Prosecutors have been wanting into Martinez’s dealings way back to the autumn of 2019.

Martinez’s legal professional launched an announcement, saying, in half:

“State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle directed Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez to give up this week based mostly on false allegations arising from his non-public observe work as a marketing consultant when he was a non-public citizen and never an elected official.

“The investigation has been ongoing for five years, so the timing of the allegations that do not involve Commissioner Martinez’s time in public office raise questions of a political impact when he is considered the front runner for the newly created sheriff of Miami-Dade County.”

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava addressed the state of affairs Monday when requested throughout an unrelated press convention.

“Public trust in government is essential to our democracy. And, of course, we don’t know anything more about the details right now and if once we know we’ll be in a position to respond, but right now I have nothing further to say.”

If Martinez is charged with a criminal offense, Gov. Ron DeSantis could title a brief alternative on the county board.

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