Conduct Hearing Delayed for Vegas Judge

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A disciplinary hearing is being postponed until at least mid-September for a Nevada judge accused of breaching ethics by presiding over cases involving a prosecutor with whom he had a romantic relationship.

Clark County Family Court Judge Steven Jones' hearing before the state Commission on Judicial Discipline had been scheduled Monday in Las Vegas.

The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday ordered a delay to hear accusations by Jones' attorney that the commission failed to follow investigatory rules.

Acting commission general counsel and executive director Brian Hutchins told the Las Vegas Sun that it'll be at least 45 days before another hearing can be scheduled.

Jones was suspended last year with pay.

He faces separate federal criminal charges accusing him of participating in a $3 million investment fraud scheme.

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