Thursday, October 11, 2012
A judge of the New York Surrogate's Court has been censured for "accepting $250,000 in 'disguised contributions' to her 2008 campaign for judicial office and failing to report the contributions as required."
The Commission on Judicial Conduct noted that the judge was an inexperienced judicial candidate who had relied on the bad advice of her friend and mentor, who was the campaign contributor.
The judge and her mentor were indicted on election law violations. All charges were either dismissed or led to acquittal by the jury.
Her term of office expires in 2002. (Mike Frisch)