- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - The state Supreme Court isn’t letting a pair of wayward South Florida judges get off easy.

The high court on Thursday rejected a proposed punishment for Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato for a drunk-driving conviction.

Imperato had agreed to a 20-day unpaid suspension, $5,000 fine and public reprimand, but the Supreme Court wants a full hearing to determine what sanction to impose.

A day earlier, the Supreme Court imposed a 30-day unpaid suspension and a $10,000 fine for Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jacqueline Schwartz.

The court added that harsher penalty to Schwartz’s agreed-upon apology and public reprimand for cursing out a convenience store owner over an election sign dispute.



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