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North Las Vegas Municipal Judge Loses Job in Misconduct Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first female North Las Vegas judge in city history has lost her job after admitting she engaged in professional misconduct.

Catherine Ramsey’s removal after five years on the bench came in a settlement of a state Commission on Judicial Discipline a complaint.

It was posted Tuesday by the state Supreme Court.

It suspends Ramsay without pay for the remaining three months of her term, and bars her from seeking re-election next year.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Ramsey admitted improperly amending charges in several cases, against wishes of defense and prosecution attorneys.

She also admitted making her assistant do personal errands.

Ramsey is required to complete an exam to determine whether she’s fit for duty, and apologize to people who filed the complaint against her.

Ramsey was also the subject of a recall effort.

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