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Resource ID: #21266
Subject: Courts
Source: WAGA-TV (Atlanta)
Date: May 6, 7, 8, 9; June 25, 26; July 17, 28



Tips from people inside and outside the courthouse prompted WAGA-TV to look into how one judge was spending his time. The investigation found the judge was repeatedly leaving work early to spend hours inside an Atlanta bar, while his case backlog became the highest of any judge in the county. Following the story, the judge agreed to a suspension and to enter an alcohol awareness program. But later WAGA-TV found him driving on a suspended license to meet friends at a bar. Following that report he resigned.

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