SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A Napa County judge is losing his job after swiping two art deco-style business card holders from a judges’ dinner in San Francisco.
The Commission on Judicial Performance announced Monday its censure of Superior Court Judge Michael S. Williams. He also agreed to resign effective in December.READ MORE: UPDATE: Judge Denies Bail for Los Gatos Mom Accused of Hosting Drunken Teen Sex Parties
Williams was attending a dinner hosted by a matrimonial lawyers association in March 2016 when he took two cardholders in the art deco style of The City Club of San Francisco. They were each worth about $30 to $50.
The commission says Williams returned the cardholders after being informed that he was caught on video.READ MORE: San Francisco Leaders Celebrate Completing 1st Phase Of Geary Boulevard Safety Upgrades
The judge expressed remorse and said he had an “unexplainable impulse” to take the cardholders.
A lawyer for Williams did not immediately return a request for comment.
Williams was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2012. He is a UC Berkeley alumni and earned his JD from Golden Gate University, in San Francisco.MORE NEWS: Petaluma Police Seek Man Suspected Of Trying To Lure Girl Into Vehicle
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