Incoming Albany County Court Judge Peter A. Lynch will begin to preside over cases in January.
But one case that definitely won’t be on the docket is that of a burglary at his own law office over the summer.
Anthony Anderson, 47, of Troy, was arraigned Monday morning in Albany County Court on one count of third-degree burglary, a felony, and petty larceny, a misdemeanor.
Anderson is accused of breaking into the State Street office where Lynch practiced over the Fourth of July holiday. Anderson is accused of taking a digital camera, according to the indictment.
Anderson’s attorney Michael Mansion said he was arraigned Monday morning on the new indictment in front of Albany County Court Judge Stephen Herrick. But Herrick then recused himself from the case due to a potential conflict. The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is also requesting a special prosecutor handle the matter, a spokeswoman there said.
Mansion said he intends to make a motion to have the case moved out of Albany County altogether. “I want to make sure he’s getting a fair shake by everyone,” he said.
Lynch ran unopposed for a 10-year term as Albany County Court judge in November. He declined to comment Monday.