LANTANA, Fla. - An ethics panel has found probable cause against a Florida mayor accused of soliciting sex from a resident in exchange for installing speed bumps in her neighborhood.
In a statement Wednesday, the Florida Commission on Ethics said it found probable cause that Lantana Mayor David Stewart "misused his position to attempt to obtain a sexual benefit for himself."
Stewart may settle the case or request a hearing before an administrative law judge. He has denied the allegations. He told the Daytona Beach News-Journal it was "inappropriate to comment at this time."
In her January complaint to the commission, Catherine Padilla said Stewart promised the speed bumps she wanted as a safety measure would be approved if she had sex with him.
The town approved the speed bumps in 2015.
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