Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(a), Florida Statutes, failing to report to the Board a conviction, a guilty plea, or a nolo contendere plea to a crime in any jurisdiction; and with violating Sections 455.227(1)(c) and 471.033(1)(d), F.S., being convicted or found guilty of, or entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, to a crime in any jurisdiction that relates to the practice of, or the ability to practice, engineering. Licensee pled guilty in July 2021 to receiving unlawful benefits from a hotel operator while working as director of the City of Miami Beach Building Department.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board ordered licensee to appear before the Board; and imposed a Reprimand on his license, a two-year Probation, an administrative fine of $6,000, costs of $74.10, and successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and an online ethics course. Final Order was filed Feb. 14, 2023.
Violation: Sections 471.033(1)(a), 471.033(1)(d), and 455.227(1)(c), Florida Statutes