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Mecklenburg County judge resigns

Posted November 6, 2009 7:10 p.m. EST

— Mecklenburg County District Judge Bill Belk resigned on Friday after allegations that he made disparaging comments about two judicial colleagues, according to Dick Ellis, a spokesman for the North Carolina Administrative Office of Courts.

A copy of Belk’s resignation later was not immediately available.

Belk was also under scrutiny for his position on the board of Sonic Automotive Inc., a Charlotte-based chain of car dealerships.

A series of Judicial Standards Commission hearings were held in September addressing the issues.