Corina Esquijarosa Resigns As North Bay Village Mayor
It remains to be seen if state prosecutors will continue their investigation now that Esquijarosa is no longer a public official. She is represented by prominent criminal defense attorney Ben Kuehne.
Esquijarosa released a statement blaming her enemies and her ongoing troubles as the reason for her stepping down. "In light of the diminishment of my effectiveness as Mayor...with a heavy heart I tender my resignation," Esquijarosa said.
She was elected mayor last November, winning by six votes. Esquijarosa joins a long list of former North Bay Village elected and public officials who were forced out of office due to scandal.
In 2004, Ex-Mayor Alan Dorne and an ex-commissioner were removed from their posts following their arrests on violating the state's sunshine laws by meeting in private to discuss firing the city manager at the time. A year earlier, another former commissioner, Bob Dugger, was criminally charged with official misconduct for trying to help a developer friend change the zoning on a residential penthouse to use it as a nightclub.
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