Suspended Judge Asks For Salary: Report

Thursday, May 29, 2014  |  Updated 4:23 PM EDT
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Suspended Judge Asks For Salary: Report

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Gisele Pollack

Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack has asked the Florida Supreme Court to allow her to collect her $138,000 a year salary while she undergoes treatment for alcoholism, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Pollack was suspended without pay last week after she allegedly took the bench while intoxicated last December and again in March. Pollack’s suspension came a few weeks after she was arrested on a charge of DUI in Plantation.

Pollack’s lawyers said her alcoholism qualified as a disability under the ADA and she should be given “reasonable accommodations” to deal with her disease, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Therefore, her lawyers said, she should be paid during her suspension.

David Bogenschutz, Pollack’s attorney, said she should be given a suspension with pay that would then be reviewed by the state Supreme Court in 90 days, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Pollack is currently in an alcohol treatment program.

She is one of three Broward judges arrested in the past seven months on DUI charges.

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