Judge will re­sign af­ter card­holder thefts

Lodi News-Sentinel - - Page Two - — As­so­ci­ated Press

SAN FRAN­CISCO — A North­ern Cal­i­for­nia judge who agreed to re­sign af­ter swip­ing two art deco-style busi­ness card­hold­ers from a judges’ din­ner in San Fran­cisco said Mon­day that he re­mains deeply re­morse­ful.

Napa County Su­pe­rior Court Judge Michael S. Wil­liams’ res­ig­na­tion will take ef­fect Dec. 5, which is also when he can re­tire. He is 70.

The Com­mis­sion on Ju­di­cial Per­for­mance on Mon­day an­nounced its cen­sure of Wil­liams, say­ing his con­duct last year se­ri­ously un­der­mined public con­fi­dence in the ju­di­ciary.

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