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Judge impersonates her daughter when speaking to prosecutor to file charges against another daughter

By Mason White 3:09 AM December 16, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A judge lost her job after mixing into a case involving her two daughters.

Linda Becker, who is judge in New York, was forced to resign after she was accused of impersonating her daughter in a call to the district attorney’s office.

Becker, who is one of two elected judges in Newfield, agreed to resign and she promised to never seek judicial office again in New York, in order to have disciplinary proceeding dropped against her.

Becker was being investigated amid allegations that she called an assistant district attorney and left a voice message, pretending to be her daughter, according to records from the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

In the message, Becker asked for the criminal charges, in which her daughter was a complaining witness, to be updated from harassment to assault.

Becker said that problems arose after one of her daughters walked into a situation of domestic violence, involving her other daughter.

However, when it was discovered that the judge placed the call and impersonated her daughter, police opened an investigation into her actions.

Becker said that she wasn’t thinking straight at the time as she was still recovering from a head injury. District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson confirmed that there are currently no charges pending against Becker since she resigned.