PBC judge accused of ethics violations

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A longtime Palm Beach County judge is being accused of ethics violations.

The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission filed papers against Judge Barry Cohen, citing nearly a dozen instances in which he allegedly overstated his personal views in some cases.

A 15-member panel will now determine if there is enough evidence to support taking disciplinary action against Judge Cohen possibly even removing him from office.

Cohen himself has yet to respond to the allegations.

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