NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge will have to put his moonlighting career as an actor and comedian on hold.
That's the ruling of the state Supreme Court. In a unanimous 7-0 decision posted Thursday, the justices wrote that Vince Sicari's acting and comedy career "is incompatible with the Code of Judicial Conduct." It ordered him to stop serving as municipal court judge if he pursues that outside work.
The 44-year-old Sicari goes by the stage name Vince August and has made a career as a standup comic and on television. He is a part-time municipal judge in South Hackensack in northern New Jersey.