The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined that one town justice in Chenango County should be censured and another should leave office in connection with a traffic-ticket-fixing incident.
David P. Daniels, a justice of the Guilford Town Court, was censured and David J. Evans, a justice of the Norwich Town Court resigned from office.
The commission found that Justice Daniels, a part-time judge who is also a school transportation official, improperly intervened on behalf of a co-worker whose traffic ticket was returnable before Evans, who was charged, among other things, with granting or appearing to grant special consideration to the defendant in the same case.
Commission Administrator Robert H. Tembeckjian entered into a stipulation with Evans and he left office on April 1. Tembeckjian recommended that Daniels be removed from office, but the commission chose to censure the judge.
The stipulations and orders can be found on the commission’s website at www.cjc.ny.gov.