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The N.C. State Bar has suspended the law license of a former Mecklenburg County judge for three years for violating rules of professional conduct while on the bench.
The Charlotte Observer reports Bill Belk appeared before a hearing panel of the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which had previously found him in violation of its rules. His license was suspended on Monday.
Belk, who is the grandson of the Belk department store chain founder, was accused of lying during a 2009 investigation into possible misconduct.
The charges brought against Belk dealt with his decision to remain on the board of Sonic Automotive, one of the nation's largest auto retailers, while serving as judge.
Judges are prohibited from serving on business boards of directors to avoid conflicts of interests.
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