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Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack Steps Down from Bench
A day after a hearing panel from the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended the removal of Broward County Circuit Judge Gisele Pollack over alcohol adiction problems; the judge has submitted her resignation from the bench effective immediately
The hearing panel released its findings on Monday and said Pollack was“presently unfit to remain on the bench.”
Judge Gisele Pollack-The panel said Judge Pollack violated multiple provisions of the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct starting when she took the bench while under the influence of alcohol on December 17, 2013.
The JQC panel said she agreed not to drink and signed a stipulation which gave her the chance to remain on the bench as long as she complied with the conditions set forth by the Investigative Panel.
The JQC panel said Pollack then took the bench again intoxicated just days after multiple lawyers were put in place to ensure her compliance with the program.
Then on May 1, the JQC said Pollack left her treatment facility and was arrested for DUI after causing an accident.