(MIAMI HERALD) — The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust has sued Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez for trying to pay $4,000 in fines and costs with 28 buckets of pennies and nickels, the commission said Wednesday.
In a statement, the Commission said it rejected Hernandez move, calling it a ploy that was “deemed commercially unreasonable and contemptuous.” The mayor, accompanied by several television crews, disregarded a requirement to pay in check and instead delivered 360,000 coins last month.
“A small claims complaint was filed in County Court. A hearing was set for Dec. 9 to address the Mayor’s non-compliance,” the statement added.
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