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Marion Superior Traffic judge charged with misconduct

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The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has charged Marion Superior Judge William E. Young with misconduct for his handling of traffic court cases.

A charging document issued today lodges four counts of misconduct against the judge, who’s presided over traffic court since January 2009. The commission alleges he “engaged in a practice of imposing substantially higher penalties against traffic court litigants who chose to have trials and lost,” and the commission also alleges that Judge Young “routinely made statements implying that litigants should not demand trials and would be penalized for doing so if they lost.”

This story will be updated.
 

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