An environmental lawyer who is the subject of a corruption investigation in the state of Florida says he is getting a raise.
Marlene Hausmann, who represents Miami-Dade County and the state’s environmental lawyers, said her salary went up by more than $200,000 this year as a result of the investigation.
Hausmann is one of two Miami-area environmental lawyers being investigated by the Florida Attorney General’s Office for allegedly accepting bribes from a Florida-based company that is the owner of several offshore oil and gas fields.
The other attorney, Paul Sorensen, is facing charges that he used his office to bribe companies to approve permits for offshore drilling.
Hussmann and Soreksen did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.
The investigation comes amid a broader national crackdown on corruption by the Justice Department and other federal agencies over the past year, as President Donald Trump and Congress investigate possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.