Capone, Town Judge, Relieved of Duties

Capone, Town Judge, Relieved of Duties

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Town of Watertown judge Andrew Capone has been relieved of his duties and will no longer preside over court cases, according to the state Office of Court Administration.

Capone, 54, was charged with official misconduct last week. He's accused of having a sexual relationship with a woman who was a defendant in his court.

Lucian Chalfen, director of public information for the Office of Court Administration, told 7 News Wednesday that an order was issued November 1 directing that any cases pending before Capone by reassigned to other judges.

"In effect, he's relieved of his duties," Chalfen said.

Capone's access to the Town of Watertown court and computer systems has been restricted as well.

The complaint against Capone began with the female defendant, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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