Feds to charge North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau with mortgage fraud

Miami Times staff report | 5/19/2014, 12:06 p.m.
North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau

Monday morning federal agents were searching for North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau to charge her with mortgage fraud.

According to FBI reports, Tondreau was not at her home when FBI agents sought her and believe that she may be out of town.

Tondreau was among a list of people who reportedly took place in a criminal conspiracy that will be disclosed Monday afternoon after some of the suspects make their first appearance in Miami federal court.

Last June, Tondreau defeated former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns, making her the first-ever Haitian-American woman mayor.

Tondreau is also involved in a bitter legal battle with the Museum of Contemporary of Art which is suing to move to the Bass Museum on Miami Beach after growing frustrated with North Miami officials over lack of support.

Back in November 2013, Tondreau was involved in an absentee ballot investigation. According to CBS4, investigators traced an IP address used to report bulk absentee ballot requests to Tondreau’s private office.