Miami Beach commissioner to resign, enter plea in campaign finance scandal

Resignation to take place Tuesday

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco is set to step down from his position on the city's commission on Tuesday and enter a plea to a criminal charge related to a campaign finance scandal, Local 10 News has confirmed. 

Grieco will enter a plea in connection to one misdemeanor count of accepting a political donation through a straw donor, which is in violation of state campaign finance law.

He is expected go to Miami-Dade criminal court after he turns in his resignation, the Miami Herald repots.  

Grieco may be banned from running for office for one year, and will be asked to pay the costs associated with the state attorney’s public corruption investigation, the Miami Herald said. 

The commissioner was once an assistant attorney and was investigated by the same office he once worked for.