Embattled Rhode Island judge announces resignation

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — An embattled Rhode Island judge is resigning from his job.

Rafael Ovalles had been under fire ever since a report found he committed 41 violations against the judicial code of conduct during his time as a district court judge.

The Rhode Island Supreme Court commission recommended Ovalles be removed from the bench, but Ovalles had objected.

ABC6 News learned Ovalles submitted a letter of resignation on Thursday to the Governor, choosing to retire on his own rather than continue his fight.

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