Judge Colodny has a date in Tallahasee for a public reprimand by the Florida Supreme Court. Since the Court tapes its proceedings, you will be able to tune in and watch the Chief Judge yell at her.
Judge Colodny received a public reprimand and a 5K fine for not timely disclosing a $125,000.00 loan made by her parents to her campaign. The loan was disclosed, just not within the ten day time period required. Additionally, the Court found that her behavior was less egregious than some of our other Judges in Miami because she did not lie or otherwise intentionally misrepresent the loan before getting caught with her finger in the loan jar.
While Judges continually sentence defendants to prison even though they plead ignorance, our own Judges get yelled at for similar behavior. Not to say Judge Colodny deserves anything more, it's just that our judiciary and our prosecutors often leave little room in their decision making process for the mistakes our clients sometimes make (and obviously we're not talking about violent crimes), while whenever they get caught, they automatically say it was an "Oversight" or a "unintentional mistake."
See You In Court, and in case we didn't make it clear, Judge Colodny is by all accounts doing a good job and deserves a second chance.