Man Charged In Southport Hotel Disturbance Is Disgraced Former Judge

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Paul Seeman, who was charged with disorderly conduct at the Delamar hotel in Southport, is a former California state judge.
Paul Seeman, who was charged with disorderly conduct at the Delamar hotel in Southport, is a former California state judge. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A man arrested by Fairfield police and charged with fighting with his wife at a Southport hotel Monday night is a former California Superior Court judge, further investigation reveals. 

According to reports from Alameda County, Calif., Paul Seeman, 59, stepped down from his position as a judge after he was charged with felony elder abuse and felony perjury in March 2013. 

Court documents state that from 1999 to 2010, Seeman stole $1.6 million from an elderly couple who lived across the street from him and his wife in Berkeley, Calif. 

He pleaded no contest and in December 2013 was disbarred, publicly censured and prohibited from seeking or holding judicial office in the future, court documents said.

Fairfield police had no comment on Seeman's case in California. 

Fairfield officers arrested Seeman and his wife, Kristin, 69, after receiving a report from the manager at the Delamar hotel that a fight was taking place in one of the rooms, police said.

The two were in town visiting family and got into an argument, police said.

According to the police report, Paul Seeman went into the bathroom and pushed Kristin Seeman to prevent her from entering after him. She had scratched on her forearms, and he had fallen on the floor, police said. The couple told officers that this was the first time they had had a fight like this, police said.

Both were charged with disorderly conduct, police said. They were released on promises to appear in court on Jan. 21. No information was available regarding their court appearances.

Attached: California, Commission on Judicial Performance, Decision and Order Imposing Public Censure and Bar, Former Judge Paul D. Seeman. (seeman_do_12-16-13.pdf)

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He simply ruled her out of order and hit her with his gavel.