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Ethics commission finds North Miami councilwoman may have exploited her position


North Miami councilwoman Marie Steril’s mother received fancy upgrades to her home purchased through a city program.

Marie Charles-Brutus received high-end counter tops and appliances because her daughter insisted city staff make the home more luxe.

Thursday, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust found probable cause Steril exploited her official position when she asked for the nearly $8,000 in upgrades.

Steril did not immediately respond to a message left on her cellphone.

This is not the first time Steril’s familial connection has raised concerns over this property.

More here.