The New York State Court of Appeals is upholding a decision to remove the former Town of Conklin Judge from office.

J. Marshall Ayres had been removed after being accused of using his position to try to get a traffic ticket dismissed for his daughter.

Ayres reportedly mailed eight letters to the Broome County Court during an appeals process in a petit larceny restitution case that were considered “biased” and “undignified.”

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct in May said Ayres actions demonstrated that he “is not fit for judicial office.