Attorneys for Akron Municipal Court Judge Joy Malek Oldfield used part of the second and final day of an ethics hearing Tuesday to attack the credibility of the police officer who says he found Oldfield and a public defender in the back seat of a car late at night.
The Beacon Journal reports attorney George Jonson said the officer "turned into a teenaged boy" when he saw Oldfield and Catherine Loya in a car together last February. The officer said at the time that Oldfield was only partially dressed when he encountered her. Jonson said it would have been impossible for the two women to be in the back of the small Scion they were in.
Disciplinary Counsel Jonathan Coughlan asked for Oldfield's law license to be suspended for six months. He argued her relationship with Loya and her failure to have Loya transferred out of her courtroom both broke judicial rules.
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