Retired federal appeals judge won't be charged in probe of travel expenses

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Retired federal appeals judge Boyce Martin Jr. won’t be charged following a Justice Department probe of his travel expenses, according to a spokesperson for Martin.

The Justice Department has completed its review and “will not be pursuing the matter,” the spokesperson, Claire Parker, told the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

A Justice Department spokesperson did not comment when contacted by the newspapers.

The Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability of the U.S. Judicial Conference dropped its ethics probe of Martin when he announced his retirement last summer, but the committee referred the allegations to the Justice Department. Martin agreed to repay all his travel expenses—$138,500—for the four-year period in question, though the contested expenses were just a “fraction” of that amount, Parker said in January.

Martin had blamed administrative errors for any mistakes that were made. He was a judge on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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