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Judges and Judiciary

Feb. 8, 2024

Humboldt County judge accused of groping, anti-Semitic comments

Judge Gregory J. Elvine-Kreis has denied the Commission on Judicial Performance accusations. His attorney said most of them date from before he was appointed to the bench.

The Commission on Judicial Performance announced formal proceedings against Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Gregory J. Elvine-Kreis, who among other things is accused of calling a deputy public defender "Jewboy" and throwing him into a lake during a boat party.

The judge faces 19 counts, including "willful misconduct in office, conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute, and improper action." Several ...

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