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BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A state judicial board has filed a complaint accusing a judge in southwestern Illinois of lying to investigators when they questioned him about a suspect in a murder who had been his roommate.

The article goes on to state the following:

The complaint accuses the 55-year-old St. Clair County circuit [Judge Ronald Duebbert] of lying about returning a cellphone to the 20-year-old suspect, David E. Fields, and about communicating with Fields just before the fatal shooting. Fields, of East St. Louis, is charged in the slaying of 28-year-old Carl Silas on Dec. 30, 2016.

According to the report, a Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board complaint was submitted this week with the Courts Commission. It could lead to Judge Duebbert’s removal from the bench.

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