MIAMI (AP) _ A Miami city commissioner is suing the mayor and the county's top prosecutor, claiming an unsuccessful corruption case against her was a conspiracy based on a political vendetta.
The federal lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was filed Monday by commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones against Mayor Tomas Regalado, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and two others.
Spence-Jones was charged with bribery and grand theft and removed from office in 2010 by then-Gov. Charlie Crist. But a jury acquitted her of bribery and the grand theft charges were dropped and Spence-Jones returned to the city commission.
The lawsuit accuses Regalado and Rundle of working together on a fabricated and malicious corruption case intended to drive Spence-Jones from office. There was no immediate response from the mayor or Rundle to emails seeking comment Monday.