Miami Beach commissioner to resign, plead guilty to criminal charge

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco plans to resign from office and plead guilty to a criminal charge Tuesday, The Miami Herald reported.

According to the report, Grieco’s resignation stems from a campaign finance scandal. He will reportedly plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of accepting a political donation disguised through a straw donor, a violation of state campaign finance law.

Grieco will reportedly receive one year probation. He will not be able to run for office during this time.

Grieco, 42, was once considered a strong contender for mayor of Miami Beach before he dropped out of the race in late July.

Grieco is also a former state attorney. His resignation will come just weeks before his term as commissioner was set to end.

A spokesperson for Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said he had no comment on the matter.

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