Skip to content
Home » Cayuga County » Moravia » Moravia town, village justice resigns amid allegations of misappropriating over $6,000 in court funds

Moravia town, village justice resigns amid allegations of misappropriating over $6,000 in court funds

  • / Updated:
  • Staff Report 

June Shepardson, a Justice for both the Moravia Town and Village Courts in Cayuga County, stepped down from her post on September 1 amid a probe by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.


The investigation, launched on August 2, centered on allegations of Shepardson misappropriating over $6,000 in court funds.

As part of her resignation, Shepardson, who has held her position since 2001, agreed never to pursue or accept any judicial office in the future. The Commission ratified this through a stipulation co-signed by Shepardson, her counsel, and the Commission’s Administrator.

Commission Administrator Robert H. Tembeckjian emphasized the essential role of town and village court justices in safeguarding and reporting all court-collected monies.

“The failure to do so undermines public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary,” he said, noting the Commission’s dedication to addressing any credible claims of fund misappropriation by judges.