Disorder in the Court: Judge Banned from Hearing Criminal Cases Because of Criminal Record

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A newly elected judge in Spring Valley has been prohibited from hearing criminal cases because of his own criminal record, according to the Journal News. Needless to say, this is not exactly ideal.

Jacquelin Millien was elected as a village justice in November, but he’s been limited to hearing only civil cases. The Journal News reports that Millien was charged “with two felony counts of first-degree tampering with public records and 22 counts of first-degree falsifying business records.”

He pleaded guilty to a violation charge in March in an agreement with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.

The deal dismissed the felony and misdemeanor accounts, but the guilty plea forced Millien to resign from his former position as a Rockland County corrections officer.

The Journal News reports that the County Court will revisit Millien’s case after his conditional discharge ends in March.