Fla. County Judge Faces More Misconduct Charges

Law360, Miami (June 12, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Florida's Judicial Qualifications Commission filed expanded charges Monday against a Leon County judge, including allegations that she interfered with the body's ongoing investigation into her use of her office to promote a private business she started.

A three-attorney JQC investigative panel filed claims that Judge Judith W. Hawkins evaded the orders of the judge presiding over proceedings regarding her alleged misuse of her judicial office to promote her for-profit business Gaza Road Ministries, including allegedly deleting financial records from her computer that had been subpoenaed and...
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