Monday, December 21, 2009

Harris County judge sentenced to 30 days in jail

In a sad end to a judicial career, Judge Donald Jackson, who was convicted of official oppression last Friday, was sentenced to 2 years probation, with 30 days in the county jail as a condition, fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service for trying to solicit a romantic relationship from a DWI client in exchange for appointing her a new attorney.
“We are all tarnished by your stupidity." Judge Mark Kent Ellis
Judge Ellis also ruled that Jackson must leave the bench pending appeal.

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