posted on September 04, 2013 12:40
The state Commission on Judicial Conduct says an Avon town judge should be censured for alleged favoritism, according to a Gannett report.
The commission says Judge Michael Torregiano suggested he “took care” of a ticket for a town board member’s daughter. The report says in December 2010, Torregiano was angry in a closed-door meeting when he was not given a pay raise. He allegedly said, “I took care of a ticket for [your] daughter,” and “this is the thanks I get.”
The commission says even the suggestion of giving someone a break on a speeding ticket is enough to censure him and the comments “justly deserve a strong public rebuke.”
The case was forwarded to state courts which will be responsible for any further punishment.
Torregiano has served as town judge since 2004 and his term ends in 2015.