On Friday, January 20, 2023, The Denver Post reported that Arapahoe County District Judge John E. Scipione resigned from the bench in part of an agreement with the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline for his failure to disclose an extramarital affair with a clerk and faced a sexual harassment complaint.

According to Mr. Christopher Gregory, the Executive Director of the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline, Judge Scipione’s resignation resolves the merits of alleged rule violations as Judge Scipione admitted this long-year extramarital affair when he was still part of the Magistrate. Moreover, a claim by a second Judicial Assistant stated that he was sexually harassed through a derogatory term by Scpione.

The filing states:

“On at least three occasions, Scipione “used his position as a judicial officer to seek intimate relationships with Judicial Department employees or court personnel,”

The filing continues:

“Judge Scipione admits to knowingly engaging in conduct that violated Canon Rules.

Separately, Judge Scipione contacted another judge and that judge’s probate clerk in a different jurisdiction to seek favorable treatment in probate proceedings involving Judge Scipione’s father’s estate”

With all these facts and allegations filed against the Arapahoe County District Judge, he resigned from the bench.

The judge’s courtroom is located at 7325 S Potomac St #100, Centennial, CO 80112,  and can be reached at +1 303-645-6600. His info can be found on ballotpedia.org.


Source: The Denver Post

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