Thursday, February 21, 2008

Removal From Office Ends Judicial Misconduct Proceeding

An Acting Justice of the New York Liberty Village Court entered into a stipulation that was accepted by the Commission on Judicial Conduct that resulted in a pending judicial misconduct matter being closed. The justice agreed to "neither seek nor accept reappointment" to the bench now or at any time in the future. The pending charges alleged failure "to report and remit fines and fees to the State Comptroller" as required by law, but not misappropriation. There also was a pending complaint of a six-month stayed suspension by the Third Department. The stipulation acknowledged that the justice will not defend against the complaints but accepts the removal from office as an appropriate basis to close the matter. (Mike Frisch)

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