Thu., March 7, 2013 1:01pm
Grady County State Court Judge Bill Bass Sr. accepted an unpaid 60-day suspension Wednesday during a judicial ethics trial. Bass also agreed not to seek elected office again, and will be on probation.
Mon., December 10, 2012 6:17am
Six Georgia judges have quit or retired this year after they found out the state’s judicial watchdog was investigating them. Another faces nine counts of misconduct. The uptick in Georgia mirrors a national trend, according to some experts.
Mon., December 3, 2012 8:22am
A judge in Georgia has resigned amid an investigation into judicial misconduct. Sumter County State Court Judge Russ Barnes notified Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday of his decision to leave the bench.
Fri., October 19, 2012 4:38pm
The Judicial Qualifications Commission is moving against Associate Probate Judge Shirley Wise. She's accused of violating nine counts, including bribery, forgery and kickbacks. She has 30 days to respond to the allegation.
Tue., July 24, 2012 10:20am
The state's judicial watchdog has issued a private letter of reprimand against an Albany judge following his arrest last year. The Judicial Qualifications Commission said Monday that Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver brought discredit on the judicial system when he was arrested during an incident involving his wife in May 2011.
Tue., January 10, 2012 6:31pm
A prosecutor said he will launch an "immediate investigation" into misconduct charges against a powerful south Georgia judge who stepped down this month rather than face allegations that she abused her authority.
Tue., December 20, 2011 4:42pm
A Southeast Georgia judge accused of misconduct is resigning. Glynn County Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams ran the state's largest drug court but came under investigation for tyrannical behavior. The state's judicial watchdog agency accused the judge of jailing inmates indefinitely, giving preferential treatment and violating her oath of office.
Fri., December 16, 2011 9:27am
A powerful south Georgia judge who is facing misconduct allegations has more time to respond to ethics violations. the Judicial Qualifications Commission gave Brunswick Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams until Jan. 11 to answer the charges.
Tue., December 13, 2011 3:37pm
The state's judicial watchdog agency has filed new charges against the judge who oversaw the state's largest drug court. The Judicial Qualifications Commission accuses Glynn County Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams of showing favoritism and conflict of interest. One of her political opponents says, the new charges aren't surprising.
Thu., November 17, 2011 3:56pm
A Glynn County judge facing charges from the state’s Judicial Qualification Commission will no longer hear criminal cases or preside over the state’s largest drug court. Chief Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams faces 12 counts of misconduct.