Burge said he went back through his disclosure statements after a review by The Chronicle-Telegram showed there was inaccurate information about his family’s connections to Whiteacre North Ltd., which owns a Lorain office building at 600 Broadway.
The judge called the incorrect information he filed mistakes.
“I had the same problem that I had putting together my children’s Christmas toys; I don’t read directions well,” Burge said.
Failure to properly fill out the financial disclosure statements, which are designed to reveal possible conflicts of interest, can open up a judge to possible misdemeanor criminal charges and ethics violations.
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