Texas State Judge On Trial For Bribery, Money Laundering Charges

Judge Suzanne Wooten

Judge Suzanne Wooten, indicted for bribery.

McKINNEY (AP) — A state district judge in North Texas is set for trial on charges of accepting a bribe that boosted her 2008 election bid in exchange for future favorable rulings in her court.

Judge Suzanne Wooten faces felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, money laundering, bribery and tampering with a government record. Opening statements were set for Tuesday in Collin County.

Prosecutors allege that a campaign consultant for the 43-year-old judge took six payments totaling $150,000 from a couple locked in a bitter child custody battle with the husband’s ex-wife.

Wooten has denied wrongdoing, and reports say she will testify.

Wooten was suspended with pay after her indictment last year. If convicted, her punishment ranges from life in prison to probation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All rights reserved.)

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  1. Andre says:

    Suspended with pay – That will show her …not…

    1. Randy says:

      and then probation of course

  2. vdub says:

    Wish i could get suspended with pay:/

  3. brian says:

    Now I know why my ex wife and her parents hired her

    1. Jacqueline X MassageTherapist says:

      wow! lol… yea well now we won’t have to worry about that… now will we… you are blessed!

  4. Buh bye says:

    Have fun in the pokey upon conviction!

  5. sarah monol says:

    Money laundering can save businesses and individuals a lot of money. It is hard to track too, that’s why it is usually used when the person is making money with illegal activities. If you don’t know what money laundering is, this article gives a great explanation.

    http://explainlikeakid.blogspot.com/2011/09/explanation-on-money-laundering.html

  6. Children Rights says:

    This is our nation problem with these corrupt judges and CPS. We need to step out and ask for changes. Enough is enough. We created a petition entitle our family court and CPS for their criminal misconduct. Please, help us to hold our government accountable for this activities within our injustice system:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/family-court-and-violation-of-human-rights

    The Universal Future Of Children’s Rights
    Register non-profit organization

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