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Genesee County 7th Circuit Court judge resigns amid allegations of explicit, sexual advances toward an intern

Judge Joseph Farah
Posted at 3:05 PM, Aug 11, 2022

GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. — Judge Joseph Farah with the 7th Circuit Court in Genesee County is resigning. Farah submitted a one sentence resignation letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

This comes after a report completed last month by Michigan State University found that Farah made explicit, sexual advances towards a then third-year MSU student who was his intern.

Farah was an adjunct professor at the MSU College of Law until May 2021 and was an adjunct professor at Cooley Law School. He is also a board member of the Michigan Judges Association and Law of Examiners.

Farah was appointed to a bench seat in Genesee County in 1998 by then Gov. John Engler.

According to the letter, Farah's resignation will be effective Nov. 9.

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