A long-time Clarkstown town justice has resigned as an investigation into his actions was underway by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. That’s according to News 12 and The Journal News. Scott Ugell will step down at the end of the month and has agreed to never seek or accept judicial office ever again. His current term would have concluded at the end of 2025. Several complaints were being investigated, including his failure to disclose a professional relationship with an attorney that was in his court on another matter, that he became a candidate for town supervisor without resigning from the bench first, and that he allegedly testified falsely in a lawsuit. In a statement, Ugell’s attorney focused on his 32 years of dedicated public service, and noted he fully cooperated with the investigation, adding there was no admission or concession of guilt, and no finding of wrongdoing.