Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (07/12/11)
The judge failed to comply with the law, engaged in an improper ex parte communication with a litigant, and denied a party the right to be heard according to law when he: (1) communicated and plea bargained with a defendant outside the presence of the State; (2) dismissed several of the defendant's cases without input or consent from the State; and (3) erroneously noted on the file jackets of the dismissed cases that the State and its witness were not ready for trial. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(8), and 6C(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (07/12/11).