On Thursday, the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) recommended the Florida Supreme Court remove Circuit Judge Scott DuPont for intentionally making material false statements about his 2016 judicial election opponent, Malcolm Anthony, and his family. For example, he accused Mr. Anthony of: changing his name to “hide his past,” being cited for several traffic infractions such as passing a stopped school bus while children were unloading and parking in handicapped spots. He accused Mr. Anthony’s wife of being arrested thrice and his daughter of being arrested 23 times. ALL ACCUSATIONS WERE FALSE, and easily verifiable as false. In its findings, the Commission found the “conduct here was repeated, intentional, direct action with a designed purpose which cast aspersions and doubt into the heart of the judicial system…” Finding these actions were “fundamentally inconsistent with the responsibilities of judicial office,” the panel concluded removal from office to be the only discipline appropriate under the circumstances.”
Remember, Mr. Anthony knows firsthand what it is like to feel alone fighting against the powerful and the high and mighty. He understands what you are going through.
Read the panel’s entire report here: JQC Panel Report
Read the Daytona Beach News-Journal/St. Augustine Record article here: Panel recommends that Circuit Judge Scott DuPont be removed from bench