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Judge Upholds Bateman's Guilty Verdict

  A judge has upheld former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman's guilty verdict on charges of corruption. Bateman was convicted in September on two felony counts of illegal compensation and a misdemeanor charge of illegal lobbying, stemming from his work with CHI during his time as mayor. Bateman has maintained his innocence, but was ultimately convicted by a jury of his peers.

Small Crowds Break My Heart

It was the spring of 1996 and I sat with my parents in a booth at Keg South.