A veteran judge is stepping down from the bench amid a state investigation into alleged judicial misconduct. Ocmulgee Circuit Superior Court Judge John Lee Parrott submitted his retirement letter to Gov. Nathan Deal on Saturday.
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.
A powerful Georgia judge is being charged with ethical misconduct by a state agency that says she abused her power by mistreating drug court defendants, particularly those she ordered jailed for indefinite periods. Superior Court Judge Amanda F. Williams is the chief judge of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
The number of Georgia judges who have resigned under clouds of scandal is mounting. After two Atlanta-area judges stepped down this month, a total of sixteen Georgia judges have left their benches in the past two-years amidst controversy and suspicion. Some of the cases involve sexual improprieties, voter fraud and a gross ignorance of the law.