A former Florida appeals court judge whose esteemed legal career ended amid accusations that he helped a stripper hide money from creditors pleaded guilty to bank fraud Thursday.

Thomas E. Stringer admitted that he lied about the source of funds for a down payment on a home in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. He had listed himself as the sole owner, even though he was jointly investing in the house with Christy Yamanaka, an exotic dancer with whom he was involved.