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Posted on Saturday, Sep. 26, 2009
Judge in Northwestern principal case recuses himself
By DAVID OVALLE
A Miami-Dade judge recused himself Friday from the trial of former Northwestern High principal Dwight Bernard after pushing — too hard, prosecutors said — for a plea deal that would have preempted a trial.Circuit Judge Julio Jimenez is off the case after prosecutors complained he openly advocated for a lenient deal for Bernard, who is accused of covering up a sex scandal at Northwestern involving a star football player in 2006.
Bernard’s trial had been set to begin Monday, but was postponed.