A federal judge in Washington state has dismissed a case against a former chief justice who was found guilty of sexual misconduct.
Judge John Schott has dismissed the case against John Wurfel, a former chairman of the state’s Supreme Court, in a decision released Tuesday.
Schott said the sexual misconduct charge is not credible and the jury was not given enough time to consider it.
The case, which was filed in the case of a woman who accused Wurfin of abusing her, had been pending for more than a year.
The court order said Wurfs actions caused a “profound disturbance” to her personal and professional life.
It also said that he “has no reasonable prospect of rehabilitation.”
In a statement, Wurffels lawyers said they are disappointed with the court’s decision.
He plans to appeal the ruling.