BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline has cleared a former eastern Pennsylvania judge of most allegations of misconduct that prompted his resignation last year.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that the court cleared former Saucon Valley District Judge David Tidd of all but one of a dozen counts.

One allegation of retaliatory misconduct was found to have merit. The court said he confronted his staff in a way that would deter a "reasonable employee" from cooperating with a judicial discipline investigation.

Tidd's attorney, Sam Stretton, called it a "major victory" following seven days of trial, many witnesses and thousands of documents. He said he expects minor discipline or a reprimand.

Tidd, who resigned last year, called the decision a relief and said "I'm just ready for it to be over."

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com