In court Thursday, Wolfe again said he had been unjustly punished, and said City Council members lied to court officials and the Ethics Commission.
"It's a lie," Wolfe said. "It was a conspiracy to get me out of office. I've lived in hell for seven years. My life has been destroyed over the lies that [council members] have told."
Wolfe also said the nearly $27,000 in fines is unfair.
"I don't have any money," he told Bailey. "That's why I'm here today."
Bailey said she had authority only to rule on whether to uphold the Ethics Commission's order. She repeatedly told Wolfe she would not hear evidence that the Ethics Commission or previous judges did anything wrong.
If Wolfe thought the Ethics Commission didn't give him a fair hearing, he should have appealed their ruling, Bailey said. If he thought witnesses had lied in court or to the Ethics Commission, he should have gone to county prosecutors, the judge said.
"I understand that you disagreed with the entire procedure," she said. "There are other remedies."
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