Friday 21 Jul 2017

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Former Judge Sentenced In Federal Court

A former judge for Wayne County may avoid prison after facing corruption charges. Arnold Ogden Jones, II, a former superior court judge, has been ordered to serve two years of probation and pay a $5,000 fine.  The federal court sentence also says Jones will have to perform 100-hours of community service.  Jones entered a guilty plea to a charge of promising an paying gratuities to a public official.  In the fall of 2015, Jones allegedly gave, offered, and promised cases of beer and $100 to a Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force Officer in order to receive copies of his wife’s text messages.

Arnold Ogden Jones, II

11 Comments

  1. Lee Bettis says:

    Judge Arnold Jones is a good man and was a phenominal judge. I do not know much about the case, but I know human nature and I am a Christian. Judge Jones apparently married a younger woman, a beautiful younger woman, and went a little mad with suspicion. It’s an age old story: Sheakespeare Othello, for example. I think that law enforcement took something which back in the day would have required nothing more than a simple come to Jesus with the Judge, and made it literrally a Federal Case. There was absolutely NO reason this “beer” bribe required more than a simple NO by leo, and perhaps the suggestion that Judge Jones go see a therapist to work out his issues. What kind of a country do we live in when a long-standing Judge and public servant, is subjected to the harshest punishment this nation has to offer: A federal indictment, for a momentary lapse in judgement, and a case of beer. Is this how we want to spend our money? Is this corruption, or was this simply a middle aged man and a mid-life crisis. Personally, with terrorists blowing the crap out of people, the rampant heroin epidemic striking the nation, and gangs infiltrating even the most peaceful of communities, I do not think wasting tax dollars on a love lorn judge and some beer, is worth it.

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    • Kelly tom says:

      If his wife was your daughter, or her new boyfriend was your son you would look at this from the other side and would agree he’s a crook, and used his position for personal gain and screwed the taxpayers of over 150 to 175 thousand dollars while waiting for his day in court.

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  2. Kelly tom says:

    Went from facing 37 years & 750,000.00. To 2 years & 5,000.00 wow. Wayne county’s judicial system sucks.

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  3. Pamela Best says:

    All i can say is wow.

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  4. michele says:

    Wayne county good ole boy system at it’s finest. Biggest crooks in this town wear suits, necktie’s, robes and call themselves lawyers. Good to know the corruption still alive and well in this worthless town.

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  5. carter says:

    Slap on the wrist,who would’ve thunk it!

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  6. betablocker says:

    the word “libtard” is used trumps by favorite people…uneducated ones. thanks for validating his point. C MINUS or originally and D for effort

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Well, well, isn’t that a surprise and a slap in the face? I wonder if his community service will be trying to get re-elected?

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  8. Kialboots says:

    Just another libtard getting caught and walking..

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