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Former York judge agrees to resign, not seek new office

Former York judge agrees to resign, not seek new office

March 16, 2017 11:05 AM

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has closed its investigation into former York Judge Walter Purtell after his resignation.

In a determination posted online, the commission says Purtell has resigned, effective March 8, and agreed not to seek another judicial office.

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Purtell was being investigated for multiple incidents, the Genesee Sun reported, including a hearing last year. In the case, Danielle Allen, the daughter of a state trooper, was facing charges. Purtell, a former state trooper himself, didn't allow media members inside the court for her arraignment.

The case was moved to Caledonia court following that incident.

Other allegations, included in commission documents, said that Purtell failed to advise defendants of their rights regarding public defenders and payment of fines. 

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