Monday, February 28, 2011

Former Federal Judge Stripped Of Georgia License

The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted the resignation of a federal judge who pled guilty to a number of drug offenses. The Times Herald had this report on the charges:

[The judge], 67, was arrested Friday shortly after paying an undercover FBI agent $160 for cocaine and Roxycodone, a narcotic pain medication, that he intended to use with the exotic dancer, according to the criminal complaint filed with U.S. District Court. Camp had two firearms in the front seat of his vehicle at the time of his arrest.

The charges against [him] were laid out in an eight-page affidavit released late Monday.

[The judge] met the confidential informant, who recently began cooperating with the FBI, at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta in early 2010 and he soon began paying her for sex and buying cocaine from her, according to the affidavit.

In June 2010, [the judge] followed the informant to a drug dealer in Marietta to buy Roxycodone. He was also recorded in a wiretapped telephone call on Sept. 28 talking with her about getting together over the weekend to split more pills and cocaine with her, according to the charges.

He showed up at a Publix parking lot in northeast Atlanta around 7:15 p.m. Friday to meet with the an undercover agent posing as the dealer. When the informant told her she was worried about his safety, the judge told her “I not only have my little pistol, I’ve got my big pistol so, uh, we’ll take care of any problems that come up,” according to the affidavit.

He handed over $160 in cash to pay for the drugs around 7:35 p.m. Ten minutes later, authorities arrested the judge and seized the two guns from the front seat of his vehicle, according to AP.

The judge faces four drug-related charges and one count of possessing firearms while illegally using drugs, according to the affidavit.

Two Georgia judges disciplined in one day. (Mike Frisch)

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Now this is something unheard of...very embarrassing to the judicial system though...Judges are supposed to have integrity...

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