DeFillipo was arrested last week and charged with three felony counts of Voting in a district in which he no longer lived.
Florida’s Voice tweeted:
“BREAKING: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to immediately suspend North Miami Beach Mayor @tonydefillipo DeFillipo was arrested on charges related to voting irregularities”
BREAKING: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to immediately suspend North Miami Beach Mayor @tonydefillipo
DeFillipo was arrested on charges related to voting irregularities
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) June 5, 2023
The order states, “Anthony F. DeFillipo II is prohibited from performing any official act, duty, or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; and from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during the period of this suspension, which period shall be from today until a further Executive Order is issued or as otherwise provided by law.”
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle shared, “We believe the evidence shows (DeFillipo) voted illegally three times.”
Fernandez Rundle shared the mayor moved from his Miami-Dade home to a new residence in Davie. DeFillipo continued to cast ballots in Miami-Dade even though he no longer resided there. He voted in August, October, and November of 2022 in a distinct he was no longer legally qualified to vote in.
DeFillipohas denied ever permanently residing at any of his properties in Davie and has insisted that he has always been a resident of North Miami Beach.
At this time it is unclear how the city will appoint a vice mayor.