Indicted Galveston County judge suspended indefinitely

Indicted Galveston County judge suspended indefinitely

Credit: Gavleston County

Judge Christopher Dupuy

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 6:39 PM

GALVESTON—The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has suspended a Galveston County judge who is fighting criminal charges.

On Wednesday, a Galveston County grand jury indicted Judge Christopher Dupuy on two felony counts of obstruction, or retaliation. He’s also facing six misdemeanor indictments for official oppression and abuse of official capacity.

It’s alleged that the judge held attorneys in contempt of court and fined them without justification, and that he also misused his county computer.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office filed a petition to have him removed from the bench.

Dupuy was suspended indefinitely without pay.

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