|Published:||Apr 10, 2013 10:38 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 10, 2013 10:38 AM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones can't seek a third term in office.
Circuit Court Judge Jorge E. Cueto ruled Tuesday that Spence-Jones "is prohibited" from seeking a third consecutive term.
The Miami Herald reports (http://hrld.us/153yzK0 ) Reverend Richard Dunn had filed a lawsuit claiming that an opinion from the city attorney that Spence-Jones could run because she didn't serve two full terms was flawed and unconstitutional.
The city plans to appeal.
Spence-Jones was charged with bribery and grand theft and removed from office in 2010. But a jury acquitted her of bribery and the grand theft charges were dropped, allowing Spence-Jones to return to the city commission.
She represents the district that includes Overtown, Little Haiti and Liberty City. She will serve out her time until Nov.
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