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Judge accused of helping boyfriend avoid arrest reinstated

March 7, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge who was accused of helping her boyfriend avoid arrest has been reinstated to her post.

Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Carlia Brady had been suspended since 2013, when she was charged with hindering a police search for her then-boyfriend. Investigators say she let him into her home and didn’t call police despite knowing he was wanted.

Those charges were dropped last week after an appellate court ruled the man couldn’t be compelled to testify against her.

The state Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday returning her to the bench, but noted the matter is still under review by an ethics committee.

Brady’s attorney, Tim Smith, tells NJ.com her reinstatement is “deserved and overdue.” He says she did nothing wrong “criminally, ethically or morally.”

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