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Public Corruption Unit

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Through the Public Corruption Unit (PCU), State Attorney Fernandez Rundle ensures the integrity of elections and protects the public from unscrupulous elected officeholders, government employees, and police officers.

Her PCU investigates and prosecutes potentially criminal allegations against candidates for elected office, elected officials, public employees, and police officers. The unit also investigates and prosecutes allegations of election law violations and campaign finance violations.

The most common allegations the unit investigates and prosecutes include:

  • Bribery
  • Official Misconduct
  • Unlawful Compensation
  • Money Laundering
  • Racketeering
  • Scheme to Defraud
  • Battery, Felony Battery, and Aggravated Battery (relating to excessive force by police officers)

In 2013, the State Attorney created an innovative multi-agency Public Corruption Task Force to investigate allegations of public corruption throughout Miami-Dade County. The Task Force leverages the experience of investigators from the Miami-Dade County Police Department, City of Miami Police Department, the Miami Beach Police Department, and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to efficiently handle complex investigations. Detectives and investigators are co-located at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where they work collaboratively with experienced Assistant State Attorneys who focus on public corruption and elections matters.

Miami SAO’s Public Corruption Unit Regularly Collaborates With
These Law Enforcement Partners to Administer Smart Justice:

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Contact Information

ADDRESS

The Office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle

Public Corruption Unit

1350 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305) 547-3300

STAFF CONTACT

Tim VanderGiesen

Unit Chief

TimVanderGiesen@miamisao.com