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Friday, January 23, 2015

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order late this afternoon in case of Muncie City Judge

In In the Matter of the Honorable Dianna L. Bennington, Judge of the Muncie City Court, a one-page order accepting the facts and discipline agreed to by the Commission on Judicial Qualification and Respondent, accompanied by the 18-page Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline, all justices concur:

Accordingly, Dianna L. Bennington is hereby PERMANENTLY BANNED from serving in any judicial capacity of any kind, including but not limited to service as a judge pro tempore, temporary judge, or private judge Within five (5) days of this Order, Respondent shall submit her resignation to the Governor, which resignation shall be effective immediately.
According to p. 17 of the combined documents:
The parties agree that the appropriate sanction in this matter on Counts I, II, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and XIII is a permanent ban from judicial office but that Respondent should be permitted to retain her license to practice law.
Here is a list of earlier ILB posts on the Muncie City Judge.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 23, 2015 04:28 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions