Monday, February 28, 2011
The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred a former superior court judge who pled guilty to honest services fraud conspiracy in federal court. He had served as a judge for 27 years. The court rejected a special master's recommendation of a three-year suspension:
It hardly bears stating that a judge occupies a unique and crucial position of power, trust and responsibility in our society. We cannot rightfully expect members of the public to respect the law and remain confident in the integrity and impartiality of our judiciary where judges themselves do not respect and follow the law. No matter how one looks at this case, [his] felony conviction deals a serious blow to the public's confidence in the legal system...
Details from AJC.com. (Mike Frisch)