Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Philip Kaufler's name.
The judge recused himself Monday morning from Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard’s case, saying he knew the former Beverly Hills school district superintendent, according to the attorney for Hubbard’s co-defendant.
Additionally, one of Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden Fox’s children attended Beverly Hills High School so there is a conflict of interest as well, Karen Anne Christiansen's attorney Philip Kaufler said.
Hubbard was not at the courtroom as of 10:45 a.m. Monday. The court is trying to find another judge.