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Alabama judge resigns amid judicial ethics charges

Jurors have begun deliberations in the perjury trial of Representative Barry Moore from Enterprise.
Jurors have begun deliberations in the perjury trial of Representative Barry Moore from Enterprise.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has resigned amid judicial ethics charges that accuse him of having an affair with an attorney who was handling cases in his court.

WDHN-TV reports that Coffee County District Judge Chris Kaminski says he is quitting because it isn't "financially feasible" to fight charges filed with the Alabama Court of the Judiciary on Tuesday.

A complaint accuses Kaminski of beginning an affair with an unnamed female attorney while he was still married in 2017. The judge later got a divorce.

The charges say Kaminski improperly presided in cases involving the lawyer. It also says he obtained courthouse surveillance video that she posted on social media in an attempt to disprove rumors of their relationship.

The charges say Kaminski denied having an affair, but that evidence shows otherwise.

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