A former Windham County assistant judge who is on probation for stealing public funds is now facing related administrative charges.
On June 12, the Vermont Judicial Conduct Board lodged a complaint against former judge Patricia Duff, alleging she violated the state's code of judicial conduct by collecting payment based on falsified work hours and by pocketing money intended for judicial training.
Since Duff, 61, of Newfane had already resigned from her judicial position last June, the sanctions she faces appear confined to a written warning or public reprimand.
The Judicial Conduct Board filed the complaint less than a week after Duff pleaded guilty June 6 in Bennington Superior criminal court to a felony charge of grand larceny. The court ordered her to undergo three years of probation, part of a plea deal with prosecutors.