Monday, September 29, 2014

Judge Resigns After Served with Formal Disciplinary Charges

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that Domenick J. Porco, a Justice of the Eastchester Town Court, Westchester County, resigned from office after being served with formal disciplinary charges. Pursuant to a stipulation, Judge Porco agreed not to seek or accept judicial office in the future. On that basis, the Commission proceeding against him was closed on September 18, 2014.

Judge Porco was served with a Formal Written Complaint dated April 2, 2014.  The allegations in the Formal Written Complaint included: not sufficiently overseeing and approving dispositions of a significant number of Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) cases in his court; and in or about June 2012,
certain records of VTL cases that were reviewed by the judge, photocopied and produced in response to a request from the Commission, were deficient and raised questions as to whether and when he had approved the dispositions. 

The Commission has accepted 49 such stipulations since the procedure was instituted in 2003.

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