MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Alexis Rodriguez, the antheral who ran arsenic a no-party campaigner for Florida Senate District Seat 37 past twelvemonth appeared successful tribunal Tuesday.
Seated adjacent to his lawyer, helium heard the presumption of his plea woody via Zoom.
Rodriguez was facing a slew of charges, but due to the fact that of the deal, helium volition service 36 months probation, including 12 months of location arrest.
Afterward, an affectional Rodriguez apologized for his actions.
“I americium profoundly atrocious for my actions and I privation to apologize to my family, my loved ones and my friends, I would similar to publically connection a sincere apology to the residents of Florida District Senate 37 including Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, the radical of Miami-Dade County and the authorities of Florida, and anyone other who was affected by my actions.”
Rodriguez was facing up to 20 years successful prison.
As portion of the plea deal, helium volition present cooperate with prosecutors successful the lawsuit against erstwhile State Senator Frank Artiles.
On Tuesday, Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez Rundle released the pursuing connection regarding the plea deal:
“The credibility and integrity of each ballot is the instauration upon which our ideology is based.
Alexis Rodriguez’ plea statement contiguous relating to his recruitment arsenic a “fake” campaigner successful Florida’s Senate District 37 predetermination is an important measurement successful the effort to reconstruct honesty to Florida’s predetermination process which has been tarnished excessively agelong by astir invisible, independent, and write-in candidates.
Mr. Rodriguez’s captious grounds volition shed airy connected the soiled predetermination tricks utilized to bargain our ideology and is the terms helium is paying for helping rob our assemblage of its close to honorable representation.”