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A judge has ordered that Miami-Dade Police Department return $19,934 in cash seized from LizMixell Batista. It was taken from her when police pulled over her husband’s car in the West Little River neighborhood in Miami.

On May 25, Ras Cates cut off a police patrol car, prompting police to pull him over. On examining his vehicle, officers found three rifles and three handguns as well as liquids suspected to be codeine and marijuana oil. Ras’ wife, LizMixell, was in the passenger seat. An officer found the $19,934 in her purse. They seized the cash, weapons, and liquids.
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Mayor Joy Cooper of Hallandale Beach, Florida was arrested on public corruption charges after she allegedly received illegal campaign contributions from undercover FBI agents.

Cooper faces felony charges of official misconduct, money laundering, and exceeding campaign contribution limits, as well as a misdemeanor for soliciting contributions in a government building. She surrendered to authorities and was released from Broward Jail after posting bail.

According to the state attorney’s office, the undercover FBI agents who gave Cooper the illegal campaign contributions posed as wealthy developers and business owners. They reportedly met the mayor through former attorney and lobbyist Alan Koslow.

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