Former Brooklyn Justice Gerald P. Garson was sentenced Tuesday to 3 to 10 years in prison for bribery and receiving rewards of official misconduct. At the end of a proceeding that featured both the prosecution and defense openly arguing that Garson is suffering from alcoholism, Garson, 74, was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. But before the day was out, a temporary stay was issued, keeping Garson on $15,000 bail until a full panel can hear his request for a stay pending appeal on June 12.
Ex-Judge Gets 3 to 10 Years for Bribery, Taking Favors
New York Law Journal
June 6, 2007