“Ex-judge avoids jail for fleecing woman”

Does the system protect its own? “A former Alameda County Superior Court judge charged with swindling a 97-year-old neighbor out of her life savings pleaded no contest Thursday to elder abuse and perjury and will not face jail time.” [San Francisco Chronicle, earlier]

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  • The linked SFGate article says

    “Seeman resigned from the bench in March. As a result of his convictions, he is barred from seeking judicial office and disbarred from practicing law in California.

    He appears to be the only Paul Seeman listed by State Bar of California. SBC says he is inactive but eligible to become active and practice law, and that he has no record of discipline or admin actions.

    See http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/91503

    Both cannot be correct.