guilty yesterday to the charges of:
• 1 count of Bribery 2nd degree felony
• 1 count of Unlawful Compensation/Reward for Official Behavior 2nd degree felony
• 1 count of Organized Scheme to Defraud 3rd degree felony
• 1 count of Grand Theft 3rd degree felony
• 7 counts of Money Laundering/Unlawful Proceeds/Greater than $300 but Less than
$20K 3rd degree felony
“Every citizen rightfully expects their elected officials to work in the best interests of the community,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “Former Commissioner Frantz Pierre’s crime was that he chose to make his elected office profitable for himself. Neither I nor the skilled investigators of my Public Corruption Task Force will ever allow that to happen.”
This case evolved from a State Attorney’s Office Public Corruption Task Force investigation of Commissioner Pierre’s voting activity as a City of North Miami Beach Commissioner. Pierre pled guilty to taking $12,500 in bribes from a North Miami Beach strip club owner for his City Commission vote to allow extended after-hours liquor sales at the establishment. Pierre also pled guilty to stealing $2,000
from the City of North Miami Beach through a fraudulent grant application.
Mr. Pierre pled guilty to all charges and he was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 2 years of community control with a GPS monitor to be followed by 4 years of reporting probation. Pierre has also been ordered to repay the stolen $2,000 to the City of North Miami Beach and has resigned his city commission seat.
Click here to access the PDF version of this press release: Press Release Former City Of North Miami Beach Commissioner Frantz Pierre Pleads Guilty
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