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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Judge Perrin Guilty

Court FightAs I have previously discussed, Judge Heather Perrin was accused a defrauding a former client by drafting a will that left a portion of his estate to her daughters instead of his nieces. The jury deliberated for less than four hours and returned a guilty verdict. Following the guilty verdict, the judge ordered Judge Perrin to relinquish her passport, and she "was remanded on continuing bail until November 28 for sentencing." Reports from the courthouse stated that Judge Perrin was visibly upset and shocked when the jury verdict was read aloud. She could possibly receive a maximum of five years in prison. According to BreakingNews, Perrin is the first judge in Ireland's history to be convicted of a crime as serious as the one that Judge Perrin committed. At the moment, she is still a presiding judge. In Ireland, judges can only be removed by a decision of the Olreachtas.

See District Court Judge Shocked By Guilty Verdict In Deception Case, BreakingNews.ie, Nov. 20, 2012.

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


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THE CON ,,,,here in eire/ireland the entire legal system is a one party system without an ombudsman which rules and regulates for self and all are agents in a secrete society, this is against the common law maxim of self judging self ,,,,harryprice2@live.ie

Posted by: harry price | Nov 28, 2012 12:58:43 PM

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