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Judge Agrees to Apologize Over Cursing at Store Owner

Judge Agrees to Apologize Over Cursing at Ttore Owner
Posted at 3:15 PM, Feb 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-24 22:59:39-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Miami-Dade county judge is saying she will apologize to a store owner she cursed at over a campaign sign.

Judge Jacqueline Schwartz has agreed to the apology to settle misconduct allegations against her. She has also agreed to a public reprimand.

Last year Schwartz told a convenience store owner in Coconut Grove to "Go f--- yourself" after he refused to take down a campaign sign of an opponent. She also told Firas Hussain she would sue him.

Schwartz was also investigated by the Judicial Qualifications Commission over allegations she removed documents from a court file.

Court filings show that during a hearing in late January Schwartz admitted responsibility for her conduct and admitted it should not have happened.

The Florida Supreme Court must decide whether to accept the settlement.

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