Monday, April 22, 2013
The North Carolina State Bar has filed a complaint against a former elected district court judge.
The complaint alleges that, after his 2006 election, the judge continued his position on the board of directors of Sonic Automotive, Inc. despite a warning that he was prohibited from doing so by the Code of Judicial Conduct.
After an investigation was initiated by the Judicial Standards Commission, he allegedly made false statements to the effect that he had a pre-existing medical condition and was provided insurance by Sonic. The complaint contends that he "made the statements about the health insurance coverage for the purpose of misleading the [commission] in its investigation."
Charlotteobservor.com had this report on earlier allegations of misuse of his daughter's trust assets. (Mike Frisch)