TAMARAC, Fla. – Tamarac City Manager Michael Cernech has been fired, with cause.
Mayor Michelle Gomez was seeking a motion to suspend Cernech without pay, but she was outvoted four-to-one by commissions.
The vote took place during a special meeting Tuesday night.
Cernech’s firing comes just days after he turned himself into authorities and was arrested. He is accused of playing a role in a plot to extort nearly $3.5 million from a Florida developer.
The interim city manager will be Kathleen Gunn, who was previously Cernech’s assistant.
Cernech is currently under house arrest. He is facing a felony charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering.