Fla. Judge Wants Theft Case Over Aide's Work Hours Tossed

Law360, Miami (March 19, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A Florida state judge charged with aiding and abetting grand theft for allegedly allowing her assistant to be paid for time she did not actually work moved for dismissal Friday, saying the federal Fair Labor Standards Act entitled her to the full wages.

The state's suit is based on claims that on 16 days between April 2012 and September 2013, Judge Mary Elizabeth Harlan of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida allowed her judicial assistant Alisha Rupp to work less than the required eight hours a...
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