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Former Senator Artiles Paid No-Party Candidate More Than $40K, Arrest Warrant Charges

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Miami Herald
Authorities take pictures of former state Sen. Frank Artiles’ car as they raid his home in Palmetto Bay on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Frank Artiles, the Republican political operative suspected of secretly arranging a sham candidate to run in a key 2020 state senate race, surrendered to a Miami-Dade County jail on Thursday to face felony campaign finance charges.

Artiles, himself a former state senator, was seen arriving at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, along with his lawyer.

His surrender came one day after the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Public Corruption Task Force executed a search warrant at his Palmetto Bay house. Authorities are expected to announce details of the charges at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.