Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ohio: Judge Accused of Dismissing His Lawyer's Traffic Ticket Quits

Embattled Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Harland H. Hale announced yesterday that he will retire on May 24 after a decade on the bench.

The announcement comes one week after the Ohio Supreme Court disciplinary counsel filed a complaint against Hale. It accuses him of violating the code of judicial conduct by dismissing a traffic ticket against a lawyer who was defending him in state and federal lawsuits related to sexual-harassment complaints.

In a letter he addressed to the “citizens of Franklin County” and supplied to The Dispatch through a staff member, Hale said he has “decided to finish my professional life in the practice of law, hence I will not run for judge again.”

Full Article and Source:
Controversial Judge Hale Quitting the Bench

See Also:
Ohion Judge Accused of Misconduct for Dismissing his Own Lawyer's Speeding Ticket


Finny said...

The power of the press!

jerri said...

adios abuse of power exposed by the press thank you reporters for exposing those who bring disgrace