Former Naples mayor defends himself after controversial claims

An ethics complaint was filed against Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann. In that complaint it says she made serious claims about former Mayor Bill Barnett. Barnett is defending his name amid the controversy; however, Heitmann denies making claims against the former mayor as accused in the ethics complaint. Regardless of her denial, Barnett does not think […]

Ethics commission claims Fort Myers police chief misused city purchase card

The Florida Commission on Ethics said it has found probable cause to believe Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs misused his city purchasing card. The commission’s report details purchases for meals, boots, and a satellite radio subscription, among other purchases. It’s ordering a public hearing and a formal notice will go to Diggs. A legal […]