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Panel bars Prattsville's Blain from the bench

Aug 05, 2014 7:38 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="258"] Robert Blain
(Courtesy Prattsville Republican
Committee Facebook page)[/caption]

Joe Gentile is reporting in The Daily Mail the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has concluded its investigation of Robert Blain, former Prattsville Town Justice. Blain resigned during the conduct investigation, June 13. He has agreed not to seek or accept judicial office at any time in the future. The commission's scrutiny of Blain began in response to a state Comptroller's Office audit that uncovered multiple financial irregularities in court accounts. The audit found that during an 18-month period in 2011 and 2012, Blain and Town Justice Donald Olson failed to execute bank reconciliations properly or at all, deposit cash receipts in a timely manner and failed to enter all monies received into the court’s accounting system. Blain was appointed town court justice in Aug. 1987. He was subsequently elected, and served in the position for next 27 years. Blain is not an attorney. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.