Especially for such a self-important buffoon as the recently retired Delaware County Judge Carl Becker who, reportedly, could storm into a post office and get into the face of a federal postal worker asking her if she knew WHO HE IS, that he is A JUDGE.
It is hard to accept that yesterday you were an almighty God with absolute immunity for malicious and corrupt acts - and today you are just an ordinary attorney without employment.
Yet, instead of spending time with his daughter, who does not reside in New York, as far as I know - Becker mentioned Seattle when I was appearing in front of him - after retiring, Becker is seen all the time hovering around the courthouse, parking in employee parking spot and driving a car that still sports a "judge" license plate - in violation of the law.
Impersonating a judge when you are not a judge is misconduct for an attorney.
Becker continues to impersonate a judge when he parks in the employee parking lot when he is no longer an employee of the court system and when he drives around with "judge" license plates on his vehicle when he is no longer a judge.
But, Becker's misconduct rose to new heights when he appeared on Porter Kirkwood's judicial election campaign flyer in his robe - while stating that he is a "ret." judge.
Well, many people will not recognize "ret." as "retired", but will see the robe and identify Becker as a presently sitting judge who renders support to Porter Kirkwood's election - which is fraud upon voters.
And, Porter Kirkwood positioned Becker as one of the "leaders we trust" on his campaign flyer when he intentionally put Becker's old photo from his years as a judge on his present campaign flyer.
Now, at the time of Porter Kirkwood's election flyer went out, Becker was no longer a judge, and Porter Kirkwood well knew it.
With support sings for Porter Kirkwood reportedly all around Delhi and Delaware County, to the point that it seems to observers like an assault of the Red Army on the county with all those red signs around - I doubt that Porter Kirkwood did not have enough money to invest into a new post-retirement picture of Carl Becker.
At least, he knew not to put a picture in a robe of another retired judge and unemployed attorney - Carl Mugglin
- who offered support to Kirkwood in the same flyer, or at least he cut the photo off so that what Mugglin is wearing does not look like a robe.
In Becker's case, his photo is the identical photo from his recent judgeship, that was published a news article when Becker was a judge, and there is no question that what Becker is wearing is the black robe.
Yet, for Porter Kirkwood's information, it is not Halloween yet, and Becker, while he can use his black robe as a bath robe and walk in it around the house reminiscing his past glory, he has no right to appear in that robe in public, or endorse election campaign flyers in a robe, as if he is still a judge.
And I will make sure that the disciplinary committee for election of Porter Kirkwood, and the Judicial Conduct Committee - if Porter Kirkwood is elected - takes up the case of Porter Kirkwood soliciting impersonation from Carl Becker as if he is still a sitting judge.
Because for a retired judge to appear in an election campaign wearing a robe to which he is no longer entitled is attorney misconduct.
As well as it is attorney misconduct for Porter Kirkwood to solicit and publish such impersonation.
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