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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
New York State CJC Decides Not To Remove Bronx Surrogate Judge Lee Holtzman
The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined that Bronx County JudgeLee Holzmanshould be censured --not kicked off the bench, as Commission Administrator Robert Tembeckjian recommended in a rare move this summer.
Lippman, who had first gotten the estate jobs from Holzman in 2006, according to the Commission, got arrested in 2010 on charges of pocketing $300,000 in excessive fees and faking documents to cover his tracks.
The Dec. 13 Commission determination, made public today, found that Holzman’s doings reflected “poor judgment, rather than knowing concealment of criminal behavior or intent to deceive.”
The panel also took note of the fact that by law, Holzman, 70, must step down at the end of this year anyway, and cited his “lengthy and unblemished tenure as a judge.”
Three Commission members concurred with Tembeckjian's recommendation to bounce Holzman.
“The Commission and I play different roles in the formal disciplinary process. I prosecute and make a recommendation, the Commission members render decision, and sometimes we disagree," Tembeckjian, who serves as the group's counsel, said in a statement.
“I believed removal from office was the appropriate result based on the judge’s egregious misconduct. A majority of Commission members voted instead to censure. Naturally, I agree with the three who dissented for removal, but now, as always, we move on in good faith to the next case.”