Nev. Judicial Discipline Commission rules Judge Catherine Ramsey can't run for re-election

Published 08/24 2016 06:55PM

Updated 08/24 2016 07:07PM

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The Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission barred North Las Vegas Judge Catherine Ramsey from running for re-election.  The same committee also suspended Ramsey without pay for the last three months of her term.

The 8 News NOW I-Team has detailed the troubles of Judge Ramsey.  On Wednesday, the Commission announced a settlement in which Ramsey admitted to wrongdoing and failing to maintain the dignity of her office.

The charges against Ramsey include amending multiple cases against the wishes of the city attorney's office and defense attornies along with making her staff run errands.

However, the Commission did not rule on allegations she charged $12,000 on a city credit card to pay for her defense in a personal lawsuit.  A civil lawsuit, in that case, is still making its way through court.

A recall attempt was also made against Ramsey, but the state supreme court has not yet ruled if it will go forward.

Ramsey's Municipal Court term is up in 2017.  An attempt this year to run for a district court seat was unsuccessful.

Ramsey's supervisor judge, Sean Hoeffgen, was also separately reprimanded for failing to report the misconduct.  He must complete an ethics class.

Ramsey and Hoeffgen are the only two municipal court judges in North Las Vegas.


 

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