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Ex-city commissioner for 4 years, 3 months in the case of bribery

MIAMI – A former Florida city commissioner was sentenced to four years and three months in prison following a wide-ranging corruption investigation.

A U.S. Department of Justice press release says the 56-year-old Luis Santiago, was sentenced Thursday. The former Opa-locka commissioner previously pled guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge.

Authorities say Santiago conspired with former city manager David Chiverton, former deputy director of public works Gregory Harris and others to obtain thousands of dollars in illegal cash payments from companies and individuals in the South Florida city, located in the north of Miami.

Chiverton and Harris previously pleaded guilty to corruption and conspiracy. Demetrius Corleon Taylor, the current mayor, the son, also pleaded guilty to taking part in the bribery scheme.

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