Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie has withdrawn from the Palm Beach County Commission race after her arrest on corruption charges.
She spent 2 1/2 hours in the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday night before she posted $12,000 bail and emerged to a crowd of reporters.
Haynie, 62, is charged with four felonies and three misdemeanors - including official misconduct, perjury and corrupt misuse of office. Prosecutors say she failed to report $335,000 in income, including compensation from the largest commercial landowner in the city on her state-mandated disclosure forms, the arrest report reads.
The perjury charge alleges she lied under oath to county ethics investigators about compensation from James Batmasian’s company.
Read more at the Palm Beach Post.