Judge will resign after cardholder thefts
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.