judicial ethics charges

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge who retired after being accused of wrongly sending court work to his son has been convicted on multiple judicial ethics charges.

Records show the Alabama Court of the Judiciary returned the judgment against former Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney.

Chaney retired recently as investigators accused him of wrongly sending $105,000 in court-appointed legal work to his attorney son. Chaney also was accused of wrongly ruling in cases involving his son.

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An long-serving Alabama judge is stepping down after being accused of violating judicial ethics rules.

Media outlets report Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney announced his retirement this week after serving almost 30 years.

His departure came as the Judicial Inquiry Commission released a complaint accusing him of violating judicial canons by appointing his son to represent indigent defendants and then presiding in some of the cases.

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.