Office post remained for judge accused of illicit affair

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A former judge in Vietnam's Mekong Delta kept his position as the provincial court office deputy after receiving public criticism for going to a guest room with another man's wife.

The case was discovered in early October by the woman's in-laws. Nguyen Thanh Mong, deputy head of Ca Mau People's Court Office, said he offered legal advice to the woman, who he claimed was having family troubles.

A recent punishment decision by the Ca Mau court only suggested that the Supreme People's Court dismiss Mong's legal title as a judge and leave him in the deputy head position of the Ca Mau court office, news website VnExpress said Wednesday.

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Tran Trong Huu, the deputy presiding judge of Ca Mau People's Court, said the removal of Mong's legal title was to avoid future complaints.

Earlier, Mong lodged a letter to his superiors volunteering to relinquish his judge title.

The man received a warning from Ca Mau Party unit as a Party member around a month ago.

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