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Miami Trash Collectors Face Bribery Charges

Two City of Miami trash collectors are facing a public corruption prosecution due to allegations that they tried to charge a city resident money in exchange for removing trash. This service is a free service provided to the taxpayers and no City of Miami employee can lawfully accept compensation from the public for something they are supposed to do as part of their job.

The two men are being charged with bribery.

Public corruption, regarding unlawful compensation, is a crime taken seriously by the State Attorney's Office. The reasons are that the public has a compelling interest in seeing allegations of corruption prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and that public corruption cases usually make the news. No elected official (a State Attorney) wants to appear weak on corruption.

Crimes prosecuted under the "unlawful compensation" statute are felonies.