LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Clark County District Court judge is off the ethics hook after a public apology for making improper political donations in 2004.
Judge Lee Gates also agreed to take an ethics class to end a Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission complaint.
The commission action Thursday settles allegations that Gates improperly contributed $5,000 each from campaign contributions left
from his 2002 re-election bid to Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron and to Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas.
Gates announced recently he won't seek re-election to the Nevada
state court bench, where he's served since 1991. He is married to
former Clark County Commissioner Yvonne Atkinson Gates.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com
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