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NYS body censures Bronx judge for misusing staff

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NEW YORK (AP) - A Bronx state Supreme Court judge has been censured by a New York judicial ethics body for using her staff to run personal errands for her.

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct said Judge Mary Brigantti-Hughes' used her staff on numerous occasions to perform non-work-related tasks for her. It said she also asked them to participate in religious activities related to her church.

Brigantti-Hughes has been a justice in the Bronx court since 2005.

The commission says the judge cooperated with the commission and has discontinued the "problematic behavior."

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