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Judge lost job over popcorn: Report

A New York City parking judge who lost his job in 2009 did so because he accepted gifts of popcorn from a person whose tickets he'd dismissed, according to this report:

Officials disclosed yesterday that Alan Rubin, employed as an administrative-law judge by the Finance Department since May 2004, got the heave-ho in June 2009 because he accepted six to eight bags of free popcorn a year earlier from a food-delivery driver whose tickets he had dismissed.
Rubin agreed to pay a $2,500 fine to the Conflicts of Interest Board -- making this the most expensive snack of his life.

Read the full story on the New York Post web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 7, 2010; 5:37 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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