Thomas E. Stringer spent more than three decades building his legal career in Florida, working his way up from assistant state attorney to appeals court judge. In 2007, he was inducted into his law school's hall of fame. But last spring, the well-respected, married judge suddenly found his face splashed beside that of an exotic dancer deep in debt. The state agency that oversees judges dropped misconduct charges after Stringer stepped down, but the speed of Stringer's fall has shocked the legal community.
Financial Ties to Stripper Finish Off Judge's Career
The Associated Press
April 24, 2009