NEW YORK (Legal
Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 24
that Delmar House, the former village justice for the village of West Carthage
Court in Jefferson County, entered a guilty plea in court after allegations of abusing
his position as a judge by trading lenient treatment in exchange for sexual
purportedly reduced a fine for a defendant who appeared before him in exchange
for sexual favors. He also allegedly paid a portion of that defendant’s fines in
exchange for additional sexual favors.
“This was an abhorrent abuse of office,” Schneiderman said. “We will keep working to root out and
prosecute public corruption in all of its forms. Any conduct that compromises
the integrity of public office will not be tolerated.”
entered his guilty plea in Jefferson County Court before judge Kim M.
Martusewicz. His sentencing hearing will be conducted May 2.
the case for New York is assistant attorney general Mary Gorman of the Public
Integrity Bureau under the supervision of bureau chief Daniel Cort and deputy
bureau chief Stacy Aronowitz.