Ethics probers won't oppose dismissal in county judge's case

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 16, 2016 6:47 PM
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(Pittsburgh) _ The state board that accused a county judge in northwestern Pennsylvania of disrespecting litigants and mishandling cases says it won't object to a dismissal of the case later this year.

The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board says Erie County Judge Stephanie Domitrovich has successfully completed a judicial diversionary program.

She had entered the program to improve her judicial skills and resolve the ethics case.

The board in 2014 charged Domitrovich with violating behavioral standards for judges, failing to disqualify herself from certain cases and providing misleading and false answers to the board's lawyers.

None of the judges who met to discuss the case opposed a dismissal.

They'll make a recommendation to the full eight-member Court of Judicial Discipline.

Domitrovich says the program was helpful.

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