- Associated Press - Friday, September 8, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The suspension of a former York County probate judge’s law license for two years for ethics violations will go into effect on Oct. 1.

The Maine State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it won’t reconsider the suspension of attorney Robert Nadeau.

The court cited a series of ethical lapses and breaches of judicial conduct. Among other things, he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a client and trying to ban several lawyers from getting court-appointed work because of a personal vendetta.

The court Nadeau was unable to show he was treated more harshly than others having identified no other Maine lawyer “with a history of professional misconduct violations as extensive as his own.”

Nadeau declined comment Friday afternoon.

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