Private Warning of a County Judge (8/8/17)
The judge improperly used and exploited his judicial position and engaged in improper financial and business dealings when, after admitting a will to probate and approving the appointment of the executor of the probate estate, he negotiated the purchase of estate property from the executor, whose continued status as executor was subject to the judge’s discretion. [Violation of Canons 2B, 3B(11) and 4D(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning of a County Judge. 08/08/17.