5 counts dropped against suspended Galveston judge

5 counts dropped against suspended Galveston judge

5 counts dropped against suspended Galveston judge

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 14 at 10:32 AM

GALVESTON, Texas -- Five charges have been dropped against a suspended South Texas judge accused of retaliation against family law attorneys.

A judge on Tuesday dismissed two felony and three misdemeanor counts against Galveston County Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy.

The Galveston County Daily News reports the dropped charges relate to official oppression and abuse of official capacity. Judge Ryan Patrick, who also issued a gag order, let stand two misdemeanor oppression counts.

Dupuy, who’s denied the allegations, still faces two felony counts of aggravated perjury and two misdemeanor counts of abuse of official capacity.

A grand jury in May indicted Dupuy on oppression and abuse counts. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct suspended him without pay. Dupuy in July was charged with aggravated perjury for allegedly making false statements during a hearing.

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