Case Details

Case # 06 CC 1
Judge Donald A. Behle
Disposition Complaint dismissed
Decision Date 5/2/2007

Case Summary

The Complaint alleged that Respondent committed misconduct in 2003 by dating a litigant while presiding over her divorce and child custody case and he committed misconduct again in 2005 by engaging in frequent, personal ex parte contact with a witness who testified in her sister's child custody dispute, a matter over which the Respondent presided. On April 5, 2007 the Board filed a Motion to Dismiss the Complaint without Prejudice, asserting that because Respondent was no longer a sitting Illinois judge (resigned from office), the Illinois Courts Commission no longer had jurisdiction over the matter.

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