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Fla. judge accused of aiding stripper resigns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appellate judge has resigned
after being accused of helping a stripper hide her assets from
creditors.

As a result, the Judicial Qualifications Commission dropped an ethics complaint Thursday against former 2nd District Court of Appeal Judge Thomas E. Stringer Sr., of Tampa.

The commission said Stringer also has agreed not to seek future judicial office or serve on the bench as a retired judge.

Stringer had been accused of giving the exotic dancer access to bank accounts and putting the title of a Hawaiian home in his name to conceal her interest in the property.

He also allegedly failed to report gifts from the woman, including a car and trip to Las Vegas.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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