The Real Deal Miami

Prosecutors seek max for McCarty

June 03, 2009 10:49AM

Prosecutors want former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty to serve the five-year maximum sentence for her practices linked to bids for a county hotel and convention centers. Her defense attorneys argue that her long record of positive achievements outweighs the impact of her offenses and seek a sentence that could be under one year. Her husband, Kevin McCarty, just began an eight-month sentence at a federal prison camp in Miami-Dade County after pleading guilty to failing to report his wife’s crimes.