MIAMI -- The U.S. States Attorney for the Southern District of
Florida indicted Carmen Lunetta, who ran the Port of Miami for 17
years, for allegedly siphoning $1.5 million in public port funds
for unauthorized uses.
According to the indictment, much of the diverted funds were
from the port's gantry-crane revenues, not cruise operations.
Lunetta, who resigned in May 1997, was replaced last December by
Charles Towsley, formerly the managing director of the Tampa Port
Two of Lunetta's associates also were indicted, federal