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Commission Says Judge Violated Some Rules

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LAS VEGAS -- The Judicial Discipline Commission has found that Judge Steve Jones did violate some judicial conduct rules during his relationship with a former prosecutor; however, the commission also found he did not violate some rules.

The commission will go public with its findings in the next few days.

According to Jones' attorney, Jim Jimmerson, the commission ruled that the judge violated the ethics count of an appearance of impropriety with his relationship with former prosecutor Lisa Willardson. He says the commission also found the judge violated conduct rules when he canceled court Dec. 15, 2011.

The commission ruled Judge Jones did not violate the ethics count of barring a number of prosecutors from his court, Jimmerson said.

"Judge Jones is appreciative of the time and effort the Judicial Discipline Commission put into hearing this case. He is disappointed at some of their conclusions. He looks forward to display his remorse and dedicate himself to the people of Clark County." Jimmerson said.

Jones was accused of dating Willardson while she had cases in his courtroom.

The commission will meet in January to discuss how to discipline the judge.

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