Legal Ethics

Ethics trial begins for judge accused of hearing cases while romantically involved with prosecutor

A legal ethics trial began Monday in Las Vegas for a suspended Nevada judge accused of continuing to hear family court cases while in a romantic relationship with a prosecutor who was appearing before him.

Judge Steven Jones faces a 12-count complaint by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline. Both he and the then-prosecutor denied wrongdoing, and she has said she did not appear before him in family court while dating him, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Jones was suspended with pay from his $200,000-a-year job last November, when he was indicted by a federal grand jury, along with others, in an unrelated investment-fraud case.

See also: “Outside Judge Sides with Prosecutor, Says Judge Jones Should Step Down From Family Court Case” “Vegas Judge, 5 Others Federally Indicted re Claimed $3M Fraud Scheme”

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