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.