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A Mississippi judge was jailed on $1 million bond after being charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Lawrence County Justice Court Judge Bobby Fortenberry of New Hebron, 46, is a 16-year veteran of the bench who won re-election to another term in November. His arrest capped an investigation that spanned several years and included the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Pearl River Basin Narcotics Task Force, Mississippi Highway Patrol Criminal Investigative Bureau, the district attorney’s office and the state Attorney General’s Office. If convicted, the judge could face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine on the possession charge and 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine on the conspiracy charge … Another judge in trouble is Michigan’s Frank Del Vero of Livingston County District, who is being investigated by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission over charges that he made sexually inappropriate comments to his former court recorder. The woman said the judge insinuated that if she wanted a raise, she should perform a sex act on him. The county paid last year to settle a suit brought by the court employee, and Del Vero admitted making inappropriate comments and allowing others in his court to do the same … Walt Disney Co. has dodged a suit that could have cost it hundreds of millions of dollars in Winnie the Pooh product sales. The court said the family firm suing Disney tampered with evidence, “is dishonest and shows no remorse.” The case has dragged on for 13 years … The founder of Vermont Law School and a former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate has been charged with six counts of money laundering. The indictment adds to the case against Anthony N. Doria, which also includes charges of mail fraud and transporting stolen property. Doria allegedly defrauded a widow using a phony investment scheme.

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