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Former Miami Official Kills Self at Newspaper

July 28, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

A former Miami city commissioner shot himself to death inside the lobby of the Miami Herald newspaper, one day before a rival publication was set to publish a lengthy report detailing allegations of corruption and drug use, authorities said.

Arthur E. Teele Jr., 59, who had been arraigned five days earlier on federal corruption charges and was accused of taking kickbacks on government land deals, was pronounced dead shortly after firing a pistol at his head.

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