Nevada Judge Admits To Wrongdoing
(Las Vegas, NV) — District Judge Valorie Vega faces a public reprimand for putting her personal life ahead of a murder trial.
The state Commission on Judicial Discipline is expected to approve the reprimand at a meeting on Monday.
Vega had faced misconduct charges for the December 2010 trial of Victor Fakoya.
According to the commission, Vega admitted keeping a jury in deliberations for nearly 18 hours so she could go on vacation. The judge also admitted to recessing the trial at least six times for her daughter’s soccer games.
Fakoya was found not guilty of murder.