Following a three-day hearing, the attorney prosecuting the misconduct case against Florida’s Broward Circuit Judge Cheryl Aleman recommended she receive a public reprimand for behaving in a vindictive manner and using fear to control her courtroom.

“There is no question in my mind this is a very bright judge, not one beyond rehabilitation,” Tampa, Fla., attorney Lansing Scriven, who prosecuted the case, said Thursday in his closing argument to the six-member hearing panel of the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

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