- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An imprisoned former Las Vegas-area family court judge has been banned from ever returning to the bench.

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline declared Tuesday that it was closing a “sad chapter in the history of the Nevada judiciary” with its order banishing the longtime ex-judge, Steven Jones.

The Las Vegas Sun reports (bit.ly/1QMAbue) the eight-page order branded Jones a liar and a thief and said he manipulated the legal system.

Jones is now in a federal prison in Taft, California.

He pleaded guilty in late 2014 to federal fraud charges and was sentenced to 26 months and ordered to pay $2.9 million in restitution to dozens of victims in a water rights investment scheme.

Prosecutors said Jones and others spent the money on gambling and their own living expenses.

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