Monday, November 22, 2010
The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred a former district judge of the Parish of Caddo as a result of a racketeering conviction. The judge had used his judicial office to enrich himself by, as the indictment alleged and a jury found, "in return for cash and other things of value, [the judge] made himself available to quickly set bonds, recall arrest warrants, and remove probation holds for individuals who had business in his court."
He appealed the conviction to the Fifth Circuit. The Supreme Court denied certiorari.
The judge resigned his judicial office and resumed his status as a lawyer. He was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. The disbarment is permanent. (Mike Frisch)