Hanky panky in chambers lead to resignation
Image c/o the Boston Globe.

– News from elsewhere covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.


Embattled Pittsfield District Court Judge Thomas Estes resigns after a damning review of his misconduct is made public.


The state Supreme Judicial Court sharply criticized Estes in a six-page order of censure issued yesterday.


In turn, Judge Estes tendered his resignation effective today.


Judge reading the court’s findings
A file photo

Key to his censure was his engaging in found to be abusive hanky panky with a lesser courthouse employee in his chambers in the Belchertown District Courthouse after hours.


No word as yet, however, as to what may happen to his pension given his improprieties.


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Source: Embattled Pittsfield judge Thomas Estes resigns – The Boston Globe


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