A town justice in Madison County, New York, who had served on the bench as a non-attorney judge since 1990, has resigned amidst a state Commission on Judicial Conduct investigation into complaints that he did not timely file reports about and deposit court-collected funds, or audio-record certain proceedings, which is required by law.

The investigation, which has now been closed, also had been looking into complaints that Justice Robert W. Engle had “failed to administer his court effectively,” according to a commission news release issued Wednesday. The news release and an attached “Stipulation” and “Decision And Order” did not provide detail on how the court allegedly was not effectively administered.