Thursday, April 17, 2003

State senator files ethics complaint with state bar against former judge Askew

Senator Stolle from Virginia Beach has filed a complaint with the Virginia State Bar against former Newport News Circuit Court judge Verbena Askew, claiming that she "lied on questionnaires submitted to the legislature's Courts of Justice Committees in 2001 and 1999," according to this report. Ms. Askew was the first African-American woman to serve as circuit court judge in Virginia. The legislature refused to reappoint her during this past session of the General Assembly. Askew is now running for state senate, and her campaign consultant Paul Goldman "accused Stolle of waging a 'continuing campaign of intimidation' in an attempt to undermine her candidacy,"

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