New York City judge accused of making anti-Italian remarks

Mar 24, 2015 726

A New York City judge who once blasted the head of a judicial committee as racist is now being accused of lobbing anti-Italian remarks himself. The New York Post reports that Supreme Court Judge Duane Hart asked during a January property-dispute hearing whether Italian-born plaintiff Maurizio Oppedisano had mob ties. 

One of four witnesses in the case was Ralph Romano Jr., the son of a Lucchese associate who is serving time for murder. After learning about Romano Jr., Hart said, 'Given the names of this case, [it] wouldn't be that anybody has connections to any families we know, would it?'"

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