Judge In Boston May Get Six-Month Suspension

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http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/120/metro/Hearing_officer_calls_for_Lopez_suspension+.shtml In an unusually harsh recommendation, a Massachusetts hearing officer has called for a Boston trial judge to be suspended without pay for six months. The officer said that Superior Court Judge Maria I. Lopez misled the public, lied under oath, and showed bias against state prosecutors, the Boston Globe reports. Lopez's unethical conduct during a sentencing hearing three years ago and her ''feeble'' attempts to cover it up could have warranted her removal from the bench, Housing . . .

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