Judge Dan King to serve 60-day suspension

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - A Jefferson County circuit judge now faces 60-days suspension for ethics violations.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary agreed Judge Dan King violated judicial ethics after he set aside the rape conviction of Ronnie Ashford, a man he had represented when King was a lawyer 15 years ago.

As punishment, King will serve a 60-day suspension without pay and receive a public censure from the court. King will return to the bench in late November to serve out the remainder of his term.

That term ends in January since King was not re-elected to his seat.

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