Judge faces ethics charges after alleged affair with bailiff

A Jersey City Municipal Court Judge faces ethics charges after admitting to an affair with a court bailiff, according to a court paper filed HERE.
In the complaint, made public on Thursday by the New Jersey Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct and first reported by the New Jersey Law Journal, Jersey City Municipal Judge Wilson Campbell admitted to an affair from April to June of last year with Ann Kirolos, a bailiff assigned to his courtroom.
The affair came to light when Kirolos, as stated in the complaint, attempted suicide by overdosing on medication, and then told investigators that it was because she was “depressed” over the end of an “intimate relationship” between her and Campbell.
According to the complaint, Campbell made his admission in June 30 of last year to at a meeting=2 0with Hudson County Assignment Judge Maurice Gallipoli, Trial Court Administrator Joseph Davis, and Jersey City Municipal Court Chief Judge Nesle Rodriguez.
It says in the complaint that Kirolos was reassigned to another courtroom and placed on different hours so that she would no longer be working at the same time as Campbell.
But according to the complaint, Campbell may face ethics charges for violating the state’s Code of Judicial Complaint, which require “judges to observe high standards of conduct” and “to act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the judiciary.”
Campbell has been a Municipal Court judge since 2007, when he was appointed as one of several judges meant to replace those who had resigned in the aftermath of a ticket-fixing scandal. – Ricardo Kaulessar

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