Thursday, February 16, 2017

Broward Judge Reprimanded by Florida Supreme Court

A Broward County circuit-court judge, who admitted “undignified conduct” while sitting on the bench, has been publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court.

According to a report CBS Miami of the hearing, Judge John Patrick Contini stood silently as the court assailed him over a series of emails from 2015 that he sent to a public defender suggesting what forms and methods he should take in seeking more-lenient sentences for some clients.

The judge didn’t make prosecutors aware of his actions until a week later, prompting them to eventually seek to have him disqualified from pending litigations.

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Broward Judge Reprimanded by Florida Supreme Court

1 comment:

Brian said...

What is a reprimand? Removed from current cases and time off with pay?