TUCSON, Ariz. — A Pima County Superior Court judge has received a public
censure from the Arizona Supreme Court.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Judge Carmine
Cornelio was censured for behavior during settlement conferences in two separate
An attorney in a January 2012 settlement conference involving possible exposure
to toxic mold complained to the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct that
Cornelio made inappropriate comments that cause the 19-year-old plaintiff to
The second complaint was filed over Cornelio’s conduct in a series of
settlement conferences from May 2011 to March 2012 for a Cochise County case
involving the sale of family property.
Cornelio allegedly used profanity, told a client her attorney was incompetent
and threatened parties if they failed to reach an agreement.
Cornelio was previously censured in 2010.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com