This is a final update on the case of Federal Judge Samuel Kent. On February 23, 2009, we posted a blog about the trial for Judge Kent that was about to begin involving alleged sex crimes committed by Judge Kent against a couple of female court employees. This case was notable because only a handful of federal judges have ever stood trial on criminal charges. The next day we posted another blog reporting that Judge Kent pled guilty to obstruction of justice in return for the more serious charges being dropped. Thus, the trial of a sitting Federal Judge was averted. Today we can report that Judge Samuel Kent was sentenced to 33 months in prison for Obstruction of Justice. While this brings the criminal aspect of the case to end, it does not entirely end the matter. Judge Kent has not resigned his position, thus, he is entitled to a federal pension. A couple of members of the House Judiciary Committee have indicated that they will seek to impeach Judge Kent so that he could forfeit his pension.
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