TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief appeared before an ethics commission Friday. She was joined by her attorney in the closed-door meeting that lasted several minutes.
The commission agreed to move forward with allegations Sharief broke the law by submitting financial forms filled with mistakes.
"The commission found probable cause that there were errors and omissions in the financial disclosure statements," said Sharief's attorney, Mark Herron.
In an interview with Local 10 News investigator Bob Norman earlier this month, the mayor admitted to making mistakes on the forms, but said they were corrected.
The State Attorney's Office is also investigating whether Sharief committed perjury on the sworn disclosure forms.
"We showed the commission today and in filings made prior to today that all errors and omissions were corrected. They felt they could not make a finding of no probable cause in this case because they are locked in," said Herron.
Sharief could ask for a public hearing in the coming weeks.
The ethics commission could levy a fine against her if they rule she broke the law.
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