Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Guilty Plea Ends Judges Trial

Yesterday we posted a blog about the trial of Federal Judge Samuel Kent's trial which was about to start. This morning we can report that Judge Kent entered a guilty plea to one count of obstruction of justice in return for the government dropping the 5 remaining counts alleging sexual misconduct. This plea agreement brings the case to a close. In addition, Judge Kent immediately resigned his position as a federal judge. The plea agreement avoids the first trial against a federal judge for alleged violation of federal sex crime statutes.

The federal obstruction of justice charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison but the government is expected to ask for no more than 3 years in prison.

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1 comment:

James G. Dimeas said...

Today Judge Kent was sentenced to 33 months in prison. Please see our most current blog of 5/12 for updated information.

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