Camden’s Chief Judge Denies Ethics Charges

By GEORGE WOOLSTON

CAMDEN, NJ—Camden’s chief judge who is currently facing an ethics complaint has denied she violated any judicial rules over the scheduling of a DUI trial.

Judge Christine Jones-Tucker responded to the formal complaint filed against the judge earlier this month alleging that the she violated four rules of the code of judicial conduct during the the scheduling of a Feb. 22, 2017 DUI trial.

In her answer, filed on July 23 by attorney Carl D. Poplar, Jones-Tucker denied she violated any of the rules of judicial conduct in her email exchanges with then-Camden City municipal attorney Kristina M. Bryant, denied that she “made any knowing misrepresentation” when questioned by the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct [ACJC] and requested that the complaint be dismissed.

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