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Judge Raymond Dougan said to face new inquiry

Receipt of free legal services reportedly being scrutinized

Boston Municipal Court Judge Raymond G. Dougan has told several associates that he is facing a new investigation by the agency that oversees Massachusetts judges, just weeks after the agency cleared him of being biased in ­favor of criminal defendants.

The Commission on Judicial Conduct does not confirm its ­investigations, but Dougan has told several people in the court system that the agency is investigating a report that he violated ethical standards by accepting at least $85,000 in free legal services from the law firm that defended him during the two-year bias inves­tigation.

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