#Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi breaks down in tears as second penalty hearing begins

A mid shot of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi leaving the State Administrative Tribunal in Perth.

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has broken down in tears as she gave evidence at a hearing that will determine whether she is suspended or disqualified from WA’s top council job.

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) hearing is set to decide on a penalty for her 19 breaches of the Local Government Act which relate to a long-running expenses scandal worth tens of thousands of dollars.

The SAT originally found that Mrs Scaffidi breached the act 45 times by failing to properly declare gifts and travel, and she was handed an 18-month disqualification from public office.

via Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi breaks down in tears as second penalty hearing begins – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)