Mecklenburg County judge resigns
Posted November 6, 2009 7:10 p.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — 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.