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SAN JOSE — Judge William Danser’s own words are enough to convict him of felony conspiracy and misdemeanor obstruction of justice, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments Thursday.

“Forget the 90 witnesses we called,” Deputy District Attorney David Pandori told jurors, who have sat through more than three weeks of often tedious testimony.

“On Judge Danser’s own testimony, he admitted interfering with traffic court commissioners,” Pandori said. “His own testimony showed he obstructed justice.”

Jurors are to begin deliberating today in the case against the Santa Clara County Superior Court judge accused of improperly dismissing 20 traffic tickets and transferring a pair of DUI cases to his court for sentencing.

But Danser’s lawyer, Kenneth Robinson, argued that Danser had been duped by his alleged co-conspirator, former Los Gatos Police Det. Randall Bishop, and that his client was simply being made a scapegoat by a prosecutor’s office that didn’t like the way he conducted business.

“We need a scapegoat. Give us Barabbas,” argued an animated Robinson. “Bill Danser is responsible for everything wrong with this system.”

During the trial, Robinson complained that Pandori’s meticulous presentation was boring everyone to death. But Pandori seemed to grab the jury’s attention Thursday morning as he mocked Danser’s brand of justice.

“Welcome to Judge Danser’s perverted system of justice,” he intoned. “You’re invited to join if you’re a friend, a Shark, an Earthquake or you are writing a check to Little League,” said Pandori, adding that one could find justice at the Little League snack shack or in the locker room.

“You can talk personally and privately with the judge. The other side doesn’t have to know. You don’t have to settle for an impartial traffic commissioner. Why handicap yourself? Judge Danser will be your friend, sports fan and judge. There’s more — it’s like a TV offer,” said Pandori.

Flustered, Robinson attacked Pandori’s case, and his irreverent tone. “When did [Danser] become a crook? When did he become a criminal?” he asked, reminding jurors that Danser is a former prosecutor, a churchgoer and a family man.

But Robinson focused, as he did in his opening statement, on his claim that Bishop — who worked security for the Sharks hockey team — duped the judge into dismissing tickets for team members and others, and that Danser had no criminal intent.

“I believe Randy is an opportunist,” Robinson said. Meanwhile, he said, Danser believed he was conducting business as usual, as tickets were often dismissed in Santa Clara County on the basis of little more than a phone call from the issuing agency.

“He had a lot of experiences, heard a lot of stories. Here is how tickets are done,” Robinson said.

Robinson also compared Danser’s involvement in acquaintances’ cases to the controversy surrounding U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s refusal to recuse himself from the case involving Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force.

But Robinson had kind words for William Kelsay, the retired judge assigned to preside over the trial.

“Judge Kelsay, I appreciate your humanity and camaraderie with the jury. You’re a fun guy to be around,” Robinson told him.

If convicted, Danser faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He also faces discipline proceedings before the Commission on Judicial Performance.

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