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UPDATE: Supreme Court Drops Charges Against Former Judge

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The Florida Supreme Court has formally dropped any charges against former Broward Circuit Judge John P. Contini. 

The Judicial Qualifications Commission withdrew the charges a month ago. The justices affirmed the JQC decision today.

Contini had been charged by the JQC with misconduct for, among other allegations, faking his court docket to create fictitious cases to disguise his absences.

The reason for the dismissal of the charges was not given by the JQC. The dismissal cites a rule that allows the JQC to dismiss charges against a judge who already resigned.

Contini resigned roughly a month before being charged.

The former judge could still be punished by The Florida Bar.

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By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 7, 2018