Florida Democratic Mayor Removed from Office, Accused of Corruption Following FBI Sting

A Florida mayor has been removed from her position after being arrested for alleged felony corruption following an FBI sting.Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, issued an executive order Friday suspending Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, a Democrat, from her position after she was charged with felony counts of money laundering, exceeding campaign contribution limits, and official misconduct, the Sun Sentinel reported.Prosecutors say Cooper also faces a misdemeanor count of soliciting contributions in a government building.The Broward State Attorney’s Office announced the charges against Cooper following an undercover FBI investigation.Agents had investigated Cooper and her associates since 2012, discovering that the Hallandale Beach mayor had been accepting illegal campaign donations through ex-attorney Alan Koslow.

Source: Florida Democratic Mayor Removed from Office, Accused of Corruption Following FBI Sting