MIAMI (WSVN) - In a recent court appearance, former City of Miami Commissioner Alejandro “Alex” Diaz de la Portilla entered a not-guilty plea to a series of corruption charges, including money laundering and bribery.

The charges stem from a Florida Department of Law Enforcement report, alleging that Diaz de la Portilla accepted substantial campaign payments for his brother’s campaign but failed to report them as legally mandated.

The former commissioner’s attorney represented him in court, Friday morning.

Diaz de la Portilla was arrested and suspended by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis last month, marking a significant development in this ongoing legal battle.

The legal proceedings are ongoing as he contests the charges against him.

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