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Delaware County town justice ordered removed from office

ALBANY - The New York State Court of Appeals has accepted a determination by the Commission on Judicial Conduct that Town of Middletown Court Justice Glen George, Delaware County, should be removed from office.

Judge George had dismissed a ticket for a seat belt violation issued to his friend and former employer, in the absence of the prosecutor and notwithstanding a prior Commission warning that he not preside over matters involving his friend’s family and (2) made statements to discourage a prospective litigant from commencing a small claims case against a local resident with whom the judge was friendly.

“While it is never a pleasant duty to remove a judge from office, we are always reassured when the Court of Appeals holds our judiciary accountable to the highest standards of conduct,” said Commission Administrator Robert Tembeckjian