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N.H. Judge Resigns After Submitting Fake Online Reviews Of Himself

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A New Hampshire judge who says he submitted anonymous online judicial evaluations of himself has resigned.

Circuit court Judge Paul Moore submitted a one-sentence resignation Tuesday, effective immediately.

The attorney general's office started investigating Moore's conduct last month.

The state Supreme Court sent the Judicial Conduct Committee a complaint against Moore last fall.

In a March 6 letter to the committee, Moore writes that he submitted judicial evaluations of himself online, as though some other person was submitting them. He says he used personal electronic devices.

Moore also wrote he was sent a list of people who would be asked to complete an evaluation of him. He says he had "inflated concerns" and anxiety about the fairness of the process.

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