From EB: New Mexico Probate Judge forced to resign and may face criminal charges after commandeering an estate to her benefit

According to documents from the Judicial Standards Commission, Sierra County Probate Judge Pam Smith will never be a judge in New Mexico again.

Documents show she’s accused of using her position to allow her and her husband to take possession of a dead man’s estate. The documents claim the Smiths then closed the man’s bank accounts and transferred around $280,000 into their own accounts.

New Mexico State Police are investigating the accusations.

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