Wednesday, the state Supreme Court handed down a punishment to Russell Pearce's brother for misconduct while in office.
Lester Pearce campaigned for his brother Russell Pearce last year during the recall election while serving as a judge.
But that kind of political activity is not allowed for sitting judges.
Among his actions: Pearce went along with his niece gathering petition signatures for alleged sham candidate Olivia Cortes.
The Supreme Court formally censured Lester Pearce. He must also pay a $15,000 fine.
He stepped down as judge back in April. His brother lost the recall election.