Opa-Locka officials meet with residents amid corruption scandal

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (WSVN) — Concerned residents called for a meeting with two Opa-Locka officials accused of being in the middle of a corruption scandal.

Wednesday night, Commissioner Luis Santiago and City Manager David Chiverton met with residents at the Opa-Locka Community Center. Both are accused of bribing local businesses in exchange for city services.

Residents complained about barely getting any answers, but both officials assured that they’re doing the right thing.

"I keep on doing my job, and I’m going to go forward, and I know that I’m innocent," said Santiago.

"I respect the city of Opa-Locka and honor my work and value the time being here," said Chiverton. "That’s what I do for the city of Opa-Locka."

The FBI raided Opa-Locka City Hall for a public corruption probe in March. They took out boxes of evidence that could possibly trace the alleged mismanagement linked to the city’s financial crisis.