Judge Scott Steiner Accused of Hiring A Woman in Exchange for Sex

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A California judge was reassigned recently for accusations that he gave a woman a job at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in exchange for sex.

Scott Steiner began his six-year judicial term in January 2011, and was reassigned to Fullerton’s court.

Steiner was also an adjunct law professor at Chapman University since 2008.

The district attorney officials learned about the allegation after the university contacted them on February 26 asking to speak to some of their employees.

After they discovered it was about Steiner, they turned the investigation over to the attorney general to avoid a conflict of interest.

Though he has not commented on the matter, he has hired criminal defense attorney Paul S. Meyer from Costa Mesa.

His neighbors say they were surprised by the allegations, as Steiner has a wife and two daughters.

“I know he has two daughters, and he seems to be a nice guy,” a neighbor said. “Yeah, sure, this kind of thing’s unfortunate.”

He graduated from the University of California Irvine in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in political science, and in 1999 got his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law.

He’s been through a series of positions, from joining the Gang Unit and working as a professor.

In 2010, Steiner, a Republican party activist, was elected to the Orange County Superior Court of California.

Along with being accused of hiring a woman in exchange for sex, he is accused of having sex in the courthouse.