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This home — and this view! — once belonged to television’s Judge Judy. (Getty Images)

Crime doesn’t pay, but dispensing TV justice really, really does — or so it would seem based on this spectacular residence in NYC’s storied Sherry-Netherland hotel, which once belonged to one Judy Sheindlin. That’s right, welcome to the case of the Judge Judy home!

According to the New York Post, Sheindlin paid $6.75 million for the opulent 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2-half-bath home back in December2009, then sold it a few years later, in 2013, for a tidy profit at $8.5 million. The corner unit — 781 Fifth Ave. #1104 — has just hit the market again, listed by Kevin B. Brown at Sotheby’s, this time for a cool $11.75 million.

With sweeping Central Park and Fifth Avenue views and ultra-luxurious finishes throughout, it’s no wonder America’s favorite judge chose to hold court here, when she wasn’t handing down decisions on her Emmy-award-winning show. The home’s breathtaking views are fully matched by its elegant prewar details, rich paneling and immense size: The master bedroom has not one but two ensuite baths, not to mention a huge dressing room that’s customized to the hilt (all the better for putting on your finest robes).

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Residents of this legendary 1927 building at the southeastern corner of Central Park, which is also one of the city’s most posh hotels, get access to daily hotel-maid service and room-service delivery from the famous Cipriani’s restaurant downstairs. And if that doesn’t impress you, check out the hotel lobby’s ceiling: Its recently restored mural was modeled on Raphael’s frescoes at the Vatican.

All that fabulousness doesn’t come cheap, of course. Estimated monthly payments on this unit are a gavel-pounding $65,844, to say nothing of the mansion tax. But Judge Judy seemed to think the expense was worth it for a little peace and quiet, after spending all day ruling on the country’s most unruly disputes. Case dismissed!

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