Judge Strips Groveland Mayor Of Power Following Lawsuit
The city of Groveland is barred from recognizing George Rosario as mayor. A circuit court judge issued a temporary injunction against the newly-elected central Florida mayor.
This follows a lawsuit filed by Rosario’s opponent Glen Wilson. Wilson’s Attorney, Derek Schroth, said Rosario is ineligible to hold public office in Florida.
“We produced certified records from Pennsylvania that Rosario was a convicted felon for selling about an ounce of cocaine to an undercover police officer back in 1987,” said Schroth.
Wilson also filed a complaint with the U.S. attorney saying Rosario lied during the campaign about having a Purple Heart. The U.S. attorney has forwarded that complaint to the FBI.
If the city council votes to remove Rosario from office, Groveland’s vice-mayor would then step in … followed by an election for her seat.