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New Commission Member Appointed

Suffolk County Acting Supreme Court Justice Fernando M. Camacho has been appointed to the Commission by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, for a term expiring on March 31, 2024. Biographical information on Justice Camacho and the rest of the Commission members is available at Commission Members. An accompanying press release is available at 2021 Releases.

Matter of Catherine R. Nugent Panepinto

The Commission has determined that Catherine R. Nugent Panepinto, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District, Erie County, should be censured. The Commission's decision dated December 9, 2020, is available at Panepinto Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Robert H. Schmidt

The Commission has determined that Robert H. Schmidt, a Justice of the Brunswick Town Court, Rensselaer County, should be admonished. The Commission's decision dated November 3, 2020, is available at Schmidt Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Richard H. Miller, II

The New York State Court of Appeals has accepted the Commission's determination that Richard H. Miller, II, a Judge of the Family Court, Broome County, should be removed from office.

The Court's decision was issued on October 15, 2020, and is available at Court of Appeals Decision. The Commission's determination is available at Miller Decision.

Matter of Ralph J. Eannace, Jr.

The Commission has determined that Ralph E. Eannace, Jr., a Judge of the Utica City Court, Oneida County, should be admonished. The Commission's decision dated September 28, 2020, is available at Eannace Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Michael E. Knopf

The Commission has determined that Michael E. Knopf, a Justice of the Rathbone Town Court, Steuben County, should be censured. The Commission's decision dated September 23, 2020, is available at Knopf Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Ambrose P. Madden

The Commission has released a decision dated September 21, 2020, that Fenton Town Court Justice Ambrose P. Madden (Broome County), has resigned from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Madden Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.

Matter of Michael L. Hanuszczak

The Commission has released a decision dated September 17, 2020, that Onondaga Family Court Justice Michael L. Hanuszczak, has agreed to resign from office and agreed to never seek or accept judicial office in the future. The decision is available at Hanuszczak Decision. An accompanying press release is available at 2020 Releases.