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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.