Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday issued an executive order suspending Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez, who was charged last month with two felonies related to unlawful compensation.
An announcement from DeSantis’ office said he will appoint a replacement commissioner in the “coming weeks.”
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the charges on Aug. 31.
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“In its simplest form, this case involves a public official utilizing his office for his own personal benefit,” Fernandez Rundle said at the time.