A municipal prosecutor who lost her job for reporting that the judge was drunk on the bench has been awarded $1.26 million in fees in her whistleblower suit against the town, bringing her total recovery to $2.68 million.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Stephan Hansbury ordered the Township of Warren to pay that sum to Michele D’Onofrio for retaliating against her after she filed an ethics complaint about Judge Richard Sasso that led to his being banned from the bench.

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