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Florida judge may be disciplined for inappropriate remarks

PANAMA CITY, Fla. Florida's Supreme Court will consider whether a Panama City judge should be disciplined for behavior on the bench.

The state Judicial Qualifications Commission has sent the court a list of actions by Circuit Judge Richard Albritton that it considers inappropriate.

Among other things, he's accused of humiliating female defendants and telling an 18-year-old woman she was attractive before giving her a lighter-than-normal sentence.

He told one woman to close her legs and stop having babies and ordered another defendant to attend church as a condition of probation.

Tampa attorney David Knight, who prepared the charges for the commission, says the Supreme Court will appoint a judge to oversee the case.

Albritton was elected in 2000 and is up for re-election next year.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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