NY Judge Cleared Of Malfeasance, Criticized On Hiring

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct cleared a high-level Empire State appellate judge Monday of allegations he took improper tax credits and created a “no-show” job for a former city politician but denounced his practice of making closed-door hires.

Bronx, N.Y.-based Justice Luis A. Gonzalez, who presides over the state's Appellate Division, First Department, was absolved of fibbing on mortgage documents by claiming his Brooklyn home was a primary residence and of taking unlawful advantage of a school property tax relief program.

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