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Judge threatens to jail lawyer in Facebook Live hanging case

Mar 02, 2017 - Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A judge threatened to jail a Florida Department of Children & Families lawyer, suggesting in an order that the agency's attorneys lied about the welfare of foster children who may have witnessed a teen hang herself on Facebook live.

Miami-Dade Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia said regional child welfare director Clarissa Cabreja could be arrested if she doesn't appear at a March 8 hearing "to show cause why they should not be held in indirect civil contempt of court."