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Orange County judge allegedly waived fines for friends, family

April 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Orange County judge could be removed from the bench for waiving the traffic ticket fines of his friends and family.

The state Commission on Judicial Performance made the allegations last week against Superior Court Judge Richard W. Stanford Jr.

The 26-year court veteran allegedly transferred the cases of people he knew into his courtroom and then tossed out the fines and fees.

Judge Stanford remains on the bench in Fullerton, pending a July hearing.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.