Judge Facing Disciplinary Action Announces Retirement


A Franklin County Municipal Judge has announced that he will retire after a decade on the bench.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Judge Harland H. Hale announced on Thursday that he will retire May 24.
The announcement comes a week after the Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Council field a complaint against the judge, accusing him of violating the code of judicial conduct by dismissing a traffic ticket against a lawyer.
The lawyer in question was defending Hale against a lawsuit related to sexual-harassment complaints, the Dispatch reported.
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