Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Former Jersey City Judge Suspended

This tale of traffic and Fort Lee (actually parking and Jersey City) does not involve the Governor of the Garden State.

Rather, the former Chief Judge of the Jersey City Municipal Court (with a law office in Fort Lee) was suspended by the New Jersey Supreme Court for six months.

The Disciplinary Review Board found that the judge

...abused her authority by adjudicating nine parking tickets that had been issued to her "significant other." Respondent either dismissed those tickets outright or wrote "Emergency" on them and then dismissed them, even though she was aware that no emergency had existed. Respondent dismissed the tickets so that her significant other would avoid having to pay the resulting fines.

The judge pleaded guilty to tampering with public records and falsifying records.

The Office of Attorney Ethics sought a two-to-three year suspension. (Mike Frisch)

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