ALBANY, NY – A judicial censure for Albany County District Attorney David Soares on Thursday.
An appeals court says in 2010 Soares made "reckless and misleading" comments about Albany County Judge Stephen Herrick. After Judge Herrick assigned a special prosecutor to Soares' investigation of steroid distribution in Albany County, Soares issued a press release saying the judge created a "dangerous loophole" for defendants.
Now, a state appeals court says Soares' comments went too far. On Thursday Soares says he accepts the court's decision but is looking forward.
Soares is running for re-election this year. His opponent, fellow Democrat Lee Kindlon, said in a statement this censure is "the tip of an iceberg of recklessness, mismanagement, and bad judgment that will end up costing Albany County taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars."