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Soares censured over judge comments

Admits error in attacking 2010 decision

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District Attorney David Soares violated rules of professional conduct when he claimed an Albany County judge was providing a “get-out-of-jail free card to every criminal defendant in New York state” by barring him from prosecuting an illegal steroids ring, according to an appeals court censure. Justices from the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Rochester found Soares was “reckless and misleading” by claiming Judge Stephen Herrick’s decision to assign the case to a special prosecutor ...

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May 25, 2012
10:06 a.m.

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He claimed a judge was giving "get out of jail free" cards to criminals. What was he doing when he 'declined' to prosecute AWS protestors arrested by State Police?