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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hallandale Beach mayor accepted illegal checks from Russians, prosecutors say
On a summer day in 2012, the
Hallandale Beach mayor met in her City Hall office with two men she thought
were wealthy landowners from California as well as a close acquaintance, South
Florida attorney and lobbyist Alan Koslow.
The landowners — FBI agents working
undercover — would help finance Cooper’s re-election run. In return, she would
push their construction project through the city commission.
Koslow showed the mayor a proposed
donation and asked if it was a "good number."
"No," Cooper said.
"Add a zero."
"Three zeros. Is that
fine?" Koslow responded. "Yes," she said.
Cooper went on to win re-election in
November 2012, after soliciting and receiving thousands of dollars that state
prosecutors now say were illegal campaign contributions. Cooper, 57, who had
served as mayor since 2005, was suspended by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday after
she was charged with campaign finance violations, official misconduct and money
Cooper was released on a $12,000 bond
Thursday as she awaits trial. Her defense attorney said the state’s case —
turned over by the FBI to Broward prosecutors last year — was flawed because it
was ultimately built upon the cooperation of Koslow. He’s now a fallen attorney
who pleaded guilty to an unrelated federal money-laundering charge in 2016 and
helped investigators make the case against Cooper.
Cooper’s attorney, Larry Davis, said
he was "extremely disappointed" that the Broward State Attorney’s
Office relied upon Koslow, whom he described as "a disgraced and disbarred
In a statement, Cooper promised to
"vigorously fight these allegations in court."
A day after her high-profile arrest,
details of Cooper’s alleged corruption have emerged in an arrest affidavit
filed by state prosecutors in Broward County Circuit Court. Many of her words
and actions were documented with undercover audio and video recordings.