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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Former Judge Resigns And Is Sentenced to Two Plus Years in Jail

Unknown-2As I previously blogged, Former Judge Heather Perrin was found guilty of deceiving an elderly client out of half of his 1M Euro estate.  Perrin has since resigned from her position as judge and received a two-and-a-half year jail sentence.  Perrin maintained her innocence throughout the eight day trial, but the jury unanimously voted her guilty and she now accepts that decision as "'right and proper.'"

The breach of trust was one of the most serious ones to come before the court and the former district court judge is the first member of the judiciary to be sent to jail.  After the verdict came in, Perrin offered her immediate resignation to the court. 

See Dearbhail McDonald, Video: Judge Heather Perrin Gets Two-and-a-half Years Jail For Deception Over Client's Will, Independent.ie, Nov. 29, 2012. 

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2012/11/former-judge-resigns-and-is-sentenced-to-two-plus-years-in-jail-.html

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