TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand for a Miami judge who admitted to election law and financial disclosure violations.
The justices Thursday also fined Circuit Judge Yvonne Colodny $5,000. They agreed her actions did not warrant a more severe penalty because they did not affect her impartiality as a judge.
Colodny signed a stipulation saying she violated a $500 contribution limit by accepting a $125,000 loan from her father for her 2008 campaign. She said she had misinterpreted a law on campaign borrowing.
Colodny also failed to disclose the loan on her financial disclosure form in 2009 but later added it after being notified she was being investigated.
No date has yet been set for her public reprimand.