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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ind. Courts - Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Felts receives public reprimand

The 5-0, 2-page order, In the Matter of the Hon. Thomas J. Felts, concludes:

Respondent and the Commission have agreed that driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 constitutes a violation of Canons 1(A)1 and 2(A)2 of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and that Respondent has violated these Canons. The parties have also agreed that Respondent has cooperated with the Commission throughout these proceedings, and that the appropriate sanction under the circumstances of this case is a public reprimand. The Court agrees with the parties.

Accordingly, Thomas J. Felts, Judge in the Allen Circuit 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 Respondent.

For background, see this list of ILB entries.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 11, 2009 03:06 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions