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Supreme Court removes New Orleans judge from bench

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The Louisiana Supreme Court has removed Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King from the bench while she faces indictment for allegedly lying about where she lived in sworn qualifying papers last year.

Thursday's ruling follows a May 2 recommendation from the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana for "immediate interim disqualification" of King, who won a runoff election a year ago to serve out the term of now-Criminal District Court Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier.

The New Orleans Advocate reports King will still be paid while Attorney General Buddy Caldwell pursues prosecution of two felony charges related to a sworn qualifying paper in which she listed her domicile as being on Stillwater Drive in New Orleans. For years, King maintained a homestead exemption for a house she owns in Slidell.

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