|Former North Miami Beach mayor Myron Rosner's jail booking mug shot.|
Back during the 2010 Christmas season, some bus bench ads in North Miami Beach caught the attention of blogger Stephanie Kienzle.
Kienzle thought something wasn't quite right about the ads which bore the portrait of NMB mayor Myron Rosner along with a cheesy message wishing residents "Happy Holidays."
Kienzle complained to a TV station, "I don't want to see his ugly mug when I'm getting ready for the holidays." Kienzle also blasted the mayor on her blog, VotersOpinion.com.
Rosner retaliated against Kienzle by sending the town's code compliance officers to her home looking for violations.
Kienzle refused to be intimidated and kept after Rosner.
Last year Rosner was defeated in his bid for a second term, but Kienzle kept needling him on her blog.
Today, Rosner was arrested and charged with four felonies and five misdemeanors stemming from the bus bench ads. The charges include unlawful compensation for official behavior, grand theft and falsely reporting campaign expenditures.
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Kienzle told Tim Elfrink at Miami New Times, "I knew from day one there was something really fishy with those signs. I became obsessed with those freaking benches. I was seeing them in my sleep. But I just knew he'd done something wrong."
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