Broome Co. Family Court Judge removed from office over ‘misconduct’

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first_imgIn a nine-page decision, the Court of Appeals agreed with the commission regarding three out of four complaints against Miller. In February 2020, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct determined Miller to be “unfit” for judicial office. In court documents filed Thursday, Judge Richard H. Miller II has been removed from office after the state said Miller had a “broad pattern” of misconduct and failed to “recognize the seriousness” of that conduct. The full document citing the reason for his removal is posted below:center_img (WBNG) — The New York State Court of Appeals agreed with the New York State Commission on Judicial conduct, permanently removing a Broome County family court judge. Charge I – alleging that Miller “engaged in a pattern of inappropriate behaviour, including making sexualized comments, toward certain staff members of the Broome County Family Court”Charge II – alleging that Miller “lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance his private interests and failed to conduct his extra-judicial activities so as to minimize the risk of conflict with his judicial obligations when he had his court secretary perform services unrelated to her official duties.Charge IV – alleging that Miller failed to “timely and accurately disclose income from his extra-judicial activities”.last_img

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