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

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2 Responses to “Ohio: Judge Accused of Dismissing His Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Quits”

  1. Finny Says:

    The power of the press!

  2. jerri Says:

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

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