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Joy Cooper

Joy Cooper

Joy Cooper is formerly Mayor of Hallandale Beach, Florida. [1] She was mayor of the city since 2005, until her arrest on January 25, 2017, on accusations of accepting illegal campaign contributions. [1]

Personal Life

Cooper was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up as one of six children in Levittown, Pennsylvania.


She was first elected to the Hallandale Beach City Commission in 1999.

She has served as commissioner, vice mayor and is the first directly elected mayor in the history of Hallandale Beach.

In the Media

On Thursday, January 25, 2017, Cooper was arrested and charged with three felonies, accused of meeting with wealthy land developers who were actually undercover FBI agents pretending to seek political favor for a project in Hallandale Beach. [1]


Citation Linkfoxnews.comFlorida Democrat removed from office, faces corruption charges following FBI sting
Jan 28, 2018, 2:38 AM
Citation Linkmiamiherald.comHallandale Beach mayor accepted illegal checks from Russians, prosecutors say
Jan 28, 2018, 2:39 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.comJoy Cooper pictured in 2007
Jan 28, 2018, 2:41 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comUndated photo of Joy Cooper
Jan 28, 2018, 2:45 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comBooking photo (January 2018)
Jan 28, 2018, 2:46 AM
Citation Linkwashingtonpost.comHow a Dunkin’ Donuts bag full of cash led to the downfall of a Florida mayor
Jan 28, 2018, 2:47 AM
Citation Linkhallandalebeachfl.govBio on www.hallandalebeach.fl.gov
Jan 28, 2018, 3:23 AM