Richard Sasso, formerly a judge in four Somerset County, N.J., towns, faces a seven-count ethics complaint charging he showed up drunk in court, bullied lawyers and litigants from the bench, acted disorderly in a go-go bar and committed other violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct and court rules.

Sasso resigned his posts in Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Warren and Watchung in January amid litigation and ethics grievances over his conduct as a judge. He cited health problems and the demands of private practice.