Arizona court bans ex-judge from judicial servicePosted: Updated:
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court has banned a former Pinal County justice of the peace from ever working again as a judge in Arizona.
The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that the court's Sept. 23 order follows a lengthy investigation into the Maricopa-Stanfield Justice Court formerly overseen by Scott Sulley.
Sulley was placed on administrative leave early this year after the problems surfaced. The problems included missing records and $200,000 unaccounted for.
The Supreme Court determined that Sulley failed to effectively oversee court administration, prohibited staff training and created a hostile work environment. It said Sulley also made discriminatory comments and demonstrated poor demeanor, professionalism and decorum during his 10-year tenure.
Sulley did not attend an Aug. 8 hearing by the state judicial conduct commission or appeal its findings and recommendations