Wednesday, June 19, 2024

DeSantis Suspends Mayor After Arrest

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A Democrat mayor has been suspended after officials revealed he cast multiple ballots during the 2022 election.

Governor DeSantis issued an executive order on Monday officially suspending Mayor .

“Anthony F. DeFillipo II is suspended from the public office, which he now holds, to wit: Mayor of the City of North Miami Beach,” DeSantis said in an executive order, according to The Daily Wire.

The executive order also prohibits him from “performing any official act, duty, or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; and from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during the period of this suspension, which period shall be from today until a further Executive Order is issued or as otherwise provided by law.”

DeFillipo was charged last week with three counts of Election-Unqualified Voter, each a third-degree felony. Each count carries up to 5 years in prison if convicted.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle (D) said during a press conference last week that “we believe the evidence shows [DeFillipo] voted … three times.”