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Court documents reveal a New York judge, who served as former board chair of the $3 billion Municipal Credit Union, presided over court cases and issued an order or opinion in multiple cases in which the credit union was a party.

This revelation and others were detailed in a criminal complaint against Sylvia Ash, a judge of the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn and former board member for New York City-based MCU. A federal criminal complaint accused the 62-year-old judge with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice stemming from a scheme to seek to influence and impede a federal investigation into fraud and corruption at the credit union.

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