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Monday, November 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Public Admonition to Fremont Town Court Judge Martha C. Hagerty

From a release issued today by the Supreme Court:

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has issued a Public Admonition to Fremont Town Court Judge Martha C. Hagerty. The admonition (attached) is the result of a November 2008 traffic infraction case in which Judge Hagerty improperly engaged in multiple ex parte conversations and assumed the role of the prosecutor when she attempted to negotiate a resolution to a defendant’s case.

Judge Hagerty admits her actions violated the Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct. The Commission determined that formal disciplinary charges are warranted against her. However, Supreme Court rules allow for the judicial officer and the Commission to agree to a public admonition, instead of filing charges.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 19, 2012 10:11 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts