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Las Vegas Judge To Step Down To End Disciplinary Proceedings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas justice of the peace has agreed to resign, avoiding a scheduled trial on judicial ethics charges alleging she interfered with a police investigation and was associated with an alleged organized crime figure.

Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson denied the allegations and told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she decided to resign to end the judicial disciplinary case because she'd been defamed for years and didn't think she'd have any peace until she left the bench.

Tobiasson's agreement with the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline calls for her to resign in the coming week.