In September 2008, U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent of the Southern District of Texas spoke loudly and forcefully when entering a not guilty plea to sex abuse charges. But last week in a Houston courtroom his tone was markedly different as a clearly beaten Kent whispered "guilty" to an obstruction-of-justice charge. Kent's decision to plead guilty to the obstruction charge will cost him any chance at a standard judicial retirement salary and most likely his bar card and freedom, five experts say.
What's Next for Samuel Kent in Wake of Guilty Plea?
March 2, 2009