New York judge, once suspended for pooping in a garbage can in court because of health problems related to obesity, died at the age of 63
- Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger of the White Plains court died on Thursday
- Shollenberger was morbidly obese and suffered from a digestive disorder alongside other chronic health problems that often prevented her from coming to work
- When she was there, she used a garbage can in the courtroom as an emergency toilet in case she suddenly had to relieve herself, which she did in May 2017
- & # 39; In distress, she pooped in a plastic-lined trash can & # 39 ;, the court said
- City politicians accused White Plains mayor Tom Roach and the city council of appointing Shollenberger for serving as Roach & # 39; s campaign treasurer
- The Unified Court System of the State of New York suspended her in 2017 and 2018
- She filed a discriminatory lawsuit in response that her employer treated her differently because of her disabled status
- The cause of death of Shollenberger has not been released to the public.
- Her lawyer said on Friday that her estate would need time to decide whether or not to pursue her lawsuit
Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger of the White Plains court died on Thursday at the age of 63
A New York judge who was suspended from the bank in 2017 because he had to poop in a garbage can in the courtroom died last week.
Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger of the White Plains Court died Thursday at the age of 63, according to court documents filed by her lawyer.
Shollenberger, who was morbidly obese and suffered from an assortment of other related chronic health problems including a digestive disorder, was accused of being too unhealthy to serve as a judge, according to the New York Post.
She was appointed in 2017 by an all-democratic city council.
Sources told the town's tabloid that Shollenberger was often too sick to go to work and couldn't climb the three steps that led to her bench in the courtroom, even when administrators had installed a special railing.
Shollenberger, who was morbidly obese and suffered from a digestive disorder and an assortment of other related chronic health problems, was accused of being too unhealthy to serve as a judge
When Shollenberger made it to the White Plains courthouse (photo), her & # 39; stomach upset & # 39; problem required her to have an emergency toilet on hand, in this case a garbage can in court, in case she suddenly got herself had to relieve what she did in an incident in May 2017
& # 39; She would come in and we would see the diarrhea running down her leg and to the floor & # 39 ;, a courthouse officer told the New York Post in 2017.
When she reached the city courthouse, her & # 39; stomach upset & # 39; problem required her to have an emergency toilet on hand – in this case a garbage can in the courtroom – in case she suddenly had to relieve herself, what she did in a incident in May 2017.
"In an emergency, they poop in a plastic-lined trash can," legal documents stated. & # 39; Then she removed and tied the plastic inner bag and put it double in a bag for removal, but a small stain the size of a quarter was visible on the carpet. & # 39;
& # 39; Hysterical & # 39; court staff dressed the courtroom with yellow police tape to clean it while wearing hazmat suits, according to the Shollenberger trial.
Judge system spokesperson Lucien Chalfen said administrators have made many adjustments to Shollenberger, whose cases were assigned to other judges mid-August 2017.
"The new assignments were made for her personally, and the public, health and safety to the court," Chalfen explained.
Elliott Member of the City Judicial Review Committee said that Shollenberger had brought an oxygen tank and & # 39; very fragile & # 39; when she first came to apply for the position.
He accused Mayor Tom Roach of giving the job with an annual salary of $ 175,500 to Shollenberger, his former campaign treasurer, as a political payout.
& # 39; No reasonable person could have looked at her like me and thought she could finish her ten-year term, & # 39; Elliott told reporters.
In her lawsuit, Shollenberger accused courthouse workers of subjecting her to & # 39; extreme humiliation & # 39; and discriminatory treatment because of her disability.
Her cause of death has not been made public.
Her lawyer said on Friday that her estate would need time to decide whether or not to pursue her lawsuit.
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