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Former Cuyahoga County Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes, whose legal battle has cost the county more than $1 million, has signed off on a deal to retire from the bench and never seek re-election.

Stokes will also have to re-apply for her law license.

Stokes was facing disciplinary charges for her courtroom behavior.

The agreement reached is part of a months-long negotiation. The state dismissed some counts against Stokes in return for her stepping down. Others were left to the panel.

Taxpayers will still be responsible for paying her costly legal bills.


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