A Tennessee judge has resigned after making a recording of fantasies so lurid that when the tape fell into the hands of the police and FBI, they thought they were listening to a torture session and believed it might be linked to a murder case. Ultimately, investigators brought no charges against Judge John B. Hagler, and police said on Wednesday he is not a suspect in any investigation. But the sensational case has led to allegations of retaliation, interdepartmental intrigue and strategic news leaks.
'Graphic Fantasies' Audiotape Forces Judge to Resign
The Associated Press
January 3, 2008