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It took a Santa Clara County jury less than a day to find Superior Court Judge William Danser guilty of felony conspiracy and misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

After the verdict was read Friday afternoon, jurors said the pattern of misconduct — and the magnitude — made the decision an easy one.

“This is a really flagrant case, but not completely isolated. That’s disturbing,” said juror Don Crede, a San Jose software engineer.

Crede and another juror said they never believed the judicial system was squeaky clean, but found Danser’s intervention in at least 20 traffic matters for friends and acquaintances to be egregious.

“If he would have fixed a ticket or two along the way, no one would have noticed. No harm, no foul. But the pattern was there,” said jury foreman Dennis Deisenroth, a newspaper copy editor from San Jose.

Danser faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He is now suspended without pay, and the felony conviction will trigger his removal from the bench unless his convictions are reversed on appeal.

Danser looked down, his face expressionless, as the verdict was read Friday afternoon by Judge William Kelsay, the retired Santa Cruz judge who presided over the monthlong trial.

Guilty verdicts were returned on all nine counts in the indictment, including felony conspiracy to obstruct justice and eight misdemeanor counts of obstruction, attempted obstruction and conflict of interest.

Danser’s lawyer, Kenneth Robinson of San Jose, declined to comment, as did David Pandori, the deputy district attorney who prosecuted the case.

Jurors said Danser helped to seal his own fate when he took the stand earlier in the week.

One juror said Danser seemed surprised he was even being questioned about dismissing cases in closed court.

“His own testimony really told the story,” said Deisenroth. “His own arrogance let him down. He thought he was bulletproof.”

Jurors also said that testimony from the 90 witnesses called by Pandori proved overwhelming guilt.

Crede said he believed Danser was guilty of all 38 overt acts listed in the felony conspiracy count, but said all the jurors saw an overt act in Danser’s handling of a Palo Alto drunken driving case.

Danser transferred Anna Marie Keane’s DUI case to his San Jose courtroom in 2002 at the request of his co-conspirator, Los Gatos Police Det. Randall Bishop. Danser sentenced Keane to a restricted license but gave her no jail time despite a high blood-alcohol level.

“It was set up so she could get off as easy as possible,” Deisenroth said.

Bishop, who moonlighted as a security officer for the Sharks and figured in testimony about the dismissal of tickets given to several players and personnel, pleaded no contest to all counts prior to trial. He wasn’t called to testify and has yet to be sentenced.

The jurors said they liked Pandori’s presentation of the case.

“If I ever end up in a situation like that, I want Mr. Pandori on my side,” said Crede.

“He was very, very thorough,” said Deisenroth. “He painted a picture. There was not a lot of hoopla. It was just fact after fact after fact.”

The two jurors said they didn’t buy the defense argument that Danser’s actions were well within the bounds of the informal traffic court system there, or that he was duped by Bishop.

“I don’t think the system is broken badly enough to call him a scapegoat,” Crede said.

Danser, 50, is a former Santa Clara deputy district attorney and was appointed to the bench in 1995 by Gov. Pete Wilson. His wife, Catherine Gallagher, is also a Santa Clara Superior Court judge.

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