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JUL 2018

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47 BENCH & BAR | d. As to Count IV of the Notices, Judge Lang- ford admits that he committed the acts set forth therein and that these acts constitute a violation of the Canons 1, 2A, and 3B(7) of the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct. e. As to Count V of the Notices, the Com- mission clarifies that Judge Langford's legal assistant did not receive compensation above and beyond his approved salary for work with the First Judicial Circuit Corrections Cabinet, Inc. With that clarification, Judge Langford admits that he committed the acts set forth in Count V and that these acts constitute a violation of the Canons 1, 2A, and 2D of the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct. f. As to Count VI of the Notices, Judge Langford denies engaging in any ex parte communication regarding Fulton Circuit Court Case No. 09-CR-00061 and further notes that the issues referenced in Count VI were discussed on the record in open court. Judge Langford acknowledges that the Commission has a witness who would testify consistent with the allegations set forth in Count VI. g. As to Count VII of the Notices, the Com- mission recognizes that Judge Langford initially ruled on a motion for relief from ankle monitoring on September 24, 2012. As to the remaining allegations, Judge Langford admits that he committed the acts set forth therein and that these acts constitute a viola- tion of the Canons 1, 2A, and 3B(8) of the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct. h. As to Count VIII of the Notices, Judge Langford admits that he committed the acts set forth therein and that these acts constitute a viola- tion of the Canons 1, and 2A of the Kentucky Code of Judi - cial Conduct. i. As to Count IX of the Notices, Judge Langford contends that taking a motion under advise- ment constitutes a ruling under KRS 439.265. Nev- ertheless, he recognizes that the Commission interprets KRS 439.265 as requiring a ruling granting or denying a motion. Judge Langford admits the factual allegations contained in Count VIII and further admits that these acts constitute a violation of the Canons 1, 2A, and 3B(8) of the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct. erefore, in light of the foregoing, Judge Langford is hereby sus- pended from his duties as Circuit Court Judge, without pay, for a period of sixty (60) days, beginning April 18, 2018 and ending June 16, 2018. During his suspension, Judge Langford shall refrain from performing the duties of his office, shall not access or utilize court resources, and shall not appear at the Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman Courthouses. In entering this Order with the agreement of Judge Langford, the Commission has duly considered that Judge Langford fully cooperated in the Commission's investigation and procedures. Judge Jeff S. Taylor, Judge Eddy Coleman, Judge David P. Bowles, Mr. Michael A. Noftsger, and Mr. Stephen D. Wolnitzek, sitting. Date: 4/2/18 /s/ Stephen D. Wolnitzek, Chair Agreed to: /s/ Hon. Timothy A. Langford, Judge /s/ Jeffrey C. Mando, Counsel for the Commission America's Premier Civil-Trial Mediators & Arbitrators Online America's Premier Civil-Trial Mediators & Arbitrators Online www.NADN.org www.NADN.org View Bios & Availability Calendars for the top-rated neutrals in each state, as approved by local litigators NADN is proud to partner with the National Defense and Trial Bar Associations NADN is proud to partner with the National Defense and Trial Bar Associations Our free database was used by 8000+ law offices in 2017, to schedule over 100,000 mediations and arbitrations

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