A Westchester judge has ordered an attorney employed by New York’s Unified Court System to pay $5,000 in sanctions and has referred her to a disciplinary committee for withholding information from a judge.

Supreme Court Justice William J. Giacomo found that the attorney, Ilene J. Smith, an associate court attorney assigned to the Housing Court in Manhattan, had acted with the “specific intent of deceiving” Justice W. Denis Donovan in a post-judgment divorce proceeding involving the payment of her daughter’s college tuition.

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