Published On: Tue, Sep 10th, 2019

A March Trial is Announced for Boca Raton Suspended Mayor Susan Haynie

It has recently been announced that Boca Raton’s former Mayor Susan Haynie will be going on trial in March of 2020 for corruption charges and will face 23 years in prison for misusing her office.

Haynie was elected and served in the City Council from 200o to 2006. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2011 until she became mayor in 2014 and 2017.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Haynie’s charges include perjury in an official proceeding, misuse of public office, corrupt misuse of public office and failure to disclose voting conflict with three counts of misconduct.

Last April, Haynie was arrested for lying about money she had taken from developers and hiding more than $335,000 in income as well as other violations.

Haynie was suspended from her Mayor position by former Governor Rick Scott as a result of her arrest. She may be reinstated in she is found not guilty.

Another large issue that surround’s Haynie is the accusation that she voted favorably to issues that benefited James Batmasian, local developer, in his Investments Limited firm.

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