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Wisconsin judge suspended for crude remarks, brandishing gun

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Jul 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-13 16:31:03-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended a Winnebago County judge for making crude remarks to defendants and attorneys, and for menacing a defendant with a gun during a hearing.

The court said Tuesday that it has suspended Scott Woldt for seven days in August. The Wisconsin Judicial Commission filed a complaint alleging that Woldt committed multiple instances of misconduct dating back to 2009.

It says he berated a domestic abuse victim for calling the police on her boyfriend and then trying to reconcile with him, mocked a sexual assault defendant's attorney's arguments and pulled a gun on a burglary defendant and told him he would have killed him if he had broken into his own house.

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