Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A hearing on sanctions is scheduled for July 20 before the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board in a matter involving findings that an Erie County Magisterial District Judge had made "repeated and persistent telephone calls to five women which calls were unwanted, unsought, and unwelcome." The judge also made uninvited and unwelcome visits to the homes of some of the women.
The victims of the judge's harassment included a judicial law clerk for another judge who was invited to be his "clerk for a day," an assistant district attorney, an attorney in private practice, and a defendant charged with underage drinking.
The findings of the Judicial Conduct Board are attached to the board's order.
True Crime Blog reports on the case, labeling the judge as the Inept Romeo of the Pennsylvania Courts. (Mike Frisch)