New Miami-Dade task force targets Miami Beach public corruption

New Miami-Dade task force to target state public corruption - Miami-Dade - "...“We need to battle public corruption. We’ve had a history of it in recent years and Miami Beach needs to be a part of the efforts to keep government clean and honest,” Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales said. Investigators and prosecutors say the need for scrutiny will only grow — upcoming public works projects, which always carry the potential for thievery, total more than $3 billion. That includes a $1.6 billion project to upgrade the county’s aging water and sewer system, a schools general obligation bond worth $1.2 billion and a bond issue in Homestead totaling $20 million. “These types of cases are very complex and one agency can’t do it all,” said Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Ian Moffett, who assigned one detective to the task force. “It just makes for good efficiency.”..." (read more at link above)

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