NM Judge Accused Of Misbehavior Agrees To Resign

Mar 1, 2013

The state Judicial Standards Commission says a northern New Mexico judge has agreed to resign amid allegations of misbehavior involving his wife, a worker in the court.

Commission Director Randall Royball says 58-year-old District Judge Eugenio S. Mathis of Las Vegas agreed Thursday to resign under an agreement approved by the state Supreme Court.

Mathis served in the 4th District, which has jurisdiction over San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the commission alleged numerous types of misbehavior by Mathis, including that he and his wife engaged in communications and conduct of a sexual nature during the work day.

The commission also alleged that Mathis undermined the supervision of his wife.

Mathis became a district judge in 1992.

Information From: The Santa Fe New New Mexican.

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