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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In the Matter of the Hon. Israel Nunez Cruz, Commissioner in the Marion Superior Court is a per curiam decision in a judicial disciplinary matter. The Court concludes:

The Respondent and the Commission have agreed that by driving with a blood alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.08 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath, the Respondent failed to uphold the integrity of the judiciary and to maintain high standards of conduct, thereby violating Canon 1 of the Code of Judicial Conduct. The Court agrees with the parties.

The parties have further agreed, as does the Court, that the appropriate sanction for this misconduct is a public reprimand. Accordingly, Israel Nunez Cruz, Commissioner in the Marion Superior Court, is hereby reprimanded. This discipline terminates the disciplinary proceedings relating to the circumstances giving rise to this cause. The costs of this proceeding are assessed against the Respondent.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 25, 2006 01:53 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions