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Former Clerk Testifies Against Judge : Accused Of Violating The Canons Of Judicial Conduct

Feb 03, 2017 - Providence Journal

Judicial conduct hearing

WARWICK \x97 A court clerk told the commission weighing judicial misconduct allegations against District Court Judge Rafael A. Ovalles that she began chronicling incidents involving the judge in 2014 in a notebook in court that later disappeared.

Karen Kanelos, who served as Ovalles’ clerk from September 2013 to July 2014, told the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline of Ovalles storming from the bench without notice; berating a female public defend...