Monday, May 11, 2009

Oh how the mighty have fallen

Former U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent was sentenced today to 33 months in prison after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice back in February (for previous posts, click here).

Unlike his previous appearances at the Federal Courthouse in Houston where Mr. Kent used the back entrance, today he had to walk in through the front door.

Kent retired from the bench as part of his plea agreement and is seeking a medical disability for a condition exacerbated by his legal problems. In order to receive his disability Hon. Edith Jones, the Chief Judge for the 5th Circuit, and President Obama would have to approve it.

Unless Kent resigns or is impeached, he will continue to be paid.

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