From NY Post: An obese judge did not do his $193,000-a-year job for over three years because he was too fat — and will still retire with a hefty pension even though an ethics panel found he milked the system, The Post has learned.
Acting Supreme Court Judge Daniel J. McCullough, 65, stepped down last month, after
a state ethics probe determined that he “persistently failed to report
to work” since April 2014 instead of going on proper medical leave.
Had he taken such leave, McCullough would also have taken a pay cut.
His decision to remain an “active” judge prompted the state Commission
on Judicial Conduct to find last month that McCullough failed “to
respect and comply with the law.”
“He was basically forced out,” a court source said.
Despite being pressured to leave, McCullough will take home a $143,000-a-year pension.
— who neighbors say weighs some 300 pounds — suffers a host of
maladies, from morbid obesity to herniated disks in his lower back and
intestinal bleeding, according to commission records.
He earned full pay even though other judges were forced to pick up the slack in his absence.