The Commission on Judicial Conduct has cleared Presiding Justice Luis Gonzalez of any misconduct in connection with allegations that he misrepresented his residency to claim a tax credit and that he put a no-show employee on the state payroll. But the commission was deeply critical of First Department hiring practices, saying it was a "closed process" that resulted in a system of favoritism and nepotism.
Commission Clears Gonzalez of Misconduct But Calls for Reform of Hiring Practices
New York Law Journal
April 3, 2012
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