Friday, April 30, 2004

Some Charges are dismissed against Brooklyn family court judge

Judge Garson, a matrimonial judge in Brooklyn, has been charged with corruption. In a case that has received national press, Judge Garson, not to be confused by his brother, Kings County Supreme Court Judge Michael Garson, has been accused of accepting "money and gifts in exchange for giving preferential treatment" to a lawyer. Today, the judge presiding over the case dismissed six felony counts of receiving awards for official misconduct. However, the court ruled that he must still stand trial for the most serious charge of receiving bribes.