An attorney for the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct faced close questioning Wednesday from members of the state Court of Appeals on whether the tangled finances and incomplete financial reporting of two state judges who are also brothers warrants their removal from the bench.

Supreme Court Justice Joseph S. Alessandro and Bronx Civil Court Judge Francis M. Alessandro engaged in dishonesty that should forfeit their right to remain on their respective benches, commission attorney Edward Lindner insisted to the Court of Appeals.

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