The Florida judge who briefly presided over the paternity battle
for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn has retired in a bid to
avoid a possible judicial inquiry over a recent drugs scandal.
Family Court Judge Lawrence Korda has been on voluntary paid
leave since news of his part in a police drugs sting hit the
headlines in March. Korda was charged with misdemeanour marijuana
possession after police officers spotted him smoking a joint in a
park near a group of children. The misdemeanour marijuana
possession charge will be dismissed in November if Korda passes six
months of drug testing.