NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Judge by day, captain by night.
Judge Honorof talks with 1010 WINS' Mona Rivera
Acting Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Alan Honorof has been given permission by the state Ethics Committee to work weekends on a sightseeing boat.
Last fall, court administrators relaxed their rules on moonlighting since judges have not been given raises since 1999.
Honorof became the 14th judge in the state to be granted permission to work outside the court after the Office of Court Administration and Ethics Commission found that there was no conflict of interest.
Honorof, who makes just over $136,000 a year in his day job, is the first Nassau County judge allowed to moonlight.
The 52-year-old judge is licensed to pilot vessels up to 100 tons in coastal waters, said that he has been passionate about sailing for 25 years.
He will do boat excursions off Long Island's North Shore on evenings and weekends. The boat tours Manhasset Bay and points out historic locations in Manhasset, Port Washington and Great Neck.
Honorof said there's not a chance that he would give up his job as a judge. "Now I don't need the raise," he laughed.
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