Florida Judge Fined for Campaign Violations

Miami-Dade County Judge Ana Marie Pando is charged with campaign violations for lying to investigators about an illegal campaign contribution.

Judge Pando accepted a $25,000 contribution from her mother which exceeds the legal limit of $500.

Tuesday, she was reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Barbara Pariente of the Florida Supreme Court says, “You are before the court today to be reprimanded for ethical breaches and campaign violations committed both when you were a candidate for judicial office and when you were a judge.”

Pando was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine. The Florida Supreme Court is dealing with a dozen pending cases involving judges charged with ethics violations.