Hallandale Beach Mayor Arrested on Money Laundering Charge

Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper was arrested Thursday on multiple felony charges including money laundering and official misconduct, officials said.

Cooper is also charged with campaign financing/exceeding limits on contributions and campaign financing/soliciting contributions in a government building, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office.

The charges stem from an undercover FBI investigation, officials said. The details of the investigation were unknown.

Cooper has already surrendered, officials said.