2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 9

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IX.

Judge A accepted a gift consisting of assorted canned goods and other grocery items from his compadre whose friend has a pending case with him. He accepted the gift just so as not to embarrass his compadre. When his compadre left his chambers, he asked his secretary to donate the gift he received to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Did the judge cross the ethical line? Explain your answer. (5%)

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