Friday, June 19, 2009

House Impeaches Kent

Today, the House of Representatives unanimously voted 4 Articles of Impeachment against Federal District Judge Samuel Kent. Judge Kent is the first federal judge impeached in 20 years. The articles of impeachment accuse Judge Kent of sexually harassing two female employees and lying to judicial investigators and Justice Department officials. The House vote sets up a trial in front of the Senate. Judge Kent claimed that he was suffering from depression after the death of his wife was suffering from alcohol abuse. Obviously, the House was not sympathetic to his claims.

Judge Kent surrendered to a federal prison in Massachusetts to begin serving his 33 month sentence.

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