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DeKalb Judge Accused of Misconduct, Steps Down

DECATUR -- A DeKalb County State Court Judge has stepped down and agreed to never serve on the bench in Georgia again after allegations of judicial misconduct.

Judge Barbara J. Mobley submitted and Gov. Nathan Deal accepted her letter of resignation on Friday, effective immediately, according to the terms of a deal with the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which began investigating her in April.

The investigation was sparked by a laundry list of complaints filed by court personnel.

Court documents show the accusations included "use of probationers to work on the election campaign of the judge", "using government funds to purchase a church choir robe for non-judicial purposes", "allowing an extensive travel schedule to take precedence over judicial matters resulting in excessive delays and inexcusable neglect of matters pending before the court" and "repeatedly and persistently failing to promptly rule and to
dispose of matters before the court which resulted in inexcusable
delay in numerous cases; some in excess of four years."

Mobley's office confirmed to 11Alive News that she stepped down on Friday, but offered no further comment.