St. Louis municipal judge resigns after reports of problems
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A municipal judge in suburban St. Louis has resigned after it was reported that he was on probation for his conduct as a private attorney and had unpaid taxes.
KMOV-TV reports that Charles Kirksey was a judge in Normandy, Bellerive Acres and Wellston. The station previously had reported that Kirksey had admitted to "a pattern of misconduct" in a Missouri Supreme Court order. The allegations included that he repeatedly used a trust fund for his clients to pay personal bills.
The station also reported that unpaid taxes led the federal government to place nearly $165,000 in liens on his property over two decades.
Kirksey said initially that his actions had "nothing to do with the courts" and that he had "straightened" out the issues related to his private practice.