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'Taj Mahal' judge files motion to dismiss charges

Paul M. Hawkes says all of his fellow judges at the 1st District Court of Appeal participated in key decisions leading to the construction of a posh $50 million courthouse many have dubbed the Taj Mahal. In a motion Thursday that seeks to dismiss charges filed against him for conduct unbecoming a judge, Hawkes says the court and its building committee worked in concert to make almost all decisions about the granite and mahogany filled building.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:00pm]

    

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