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Then-U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller waits for his case to be called in Fulton County Court on Sept. 5, 2014 to face charges of misdemeanor battery, in Atlanta.Then-U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller waits for his case to be called in Fulton County Court on Sept. 5, 2014 to face charges of misdemeanor battery, in Atlanta. ((AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin))

Former Alabama federal judge Mark Fuller, who resigned in August amid an ethics investigation into domestic violence allegations, abused his wife on many occasions and lied to investigators about the assaults, according to a letter the Judicial Conference sent this month to Congress.

The Judicial Conference, the policymaking arm of the federal judiciary, said there was “substantial evidence” that Fuller physically abused his wife at least eight times, including in August 2014, when he was arrested on domestic violence charges. The conference said Fuller made false statements to the special committee that was investigating the abuse allegations.

The Judicial Conference also found that Fuller made false statements to the chief judge of the Eleventh Circuit in September 2010 “in a way that caused a massive disruption in the District Court’s operation and loss of public confidence in the court as an instrument of justice.” The letter, sent on Sept. 11 to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the House Judiciary Committee, didn’t provide details on the 2010 statements.

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