Suspended judge in Galveston pleads guilty, quits

Suspended judge in Galveston pleads guilty, quits

Suspended judge in Galveston pleads guilty, quits

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by KRISTIE RIEKEN / The Associated Press

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Posted on September 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A suspended Texas judge has quit after pleading guilty to misdemeanor perjury and abuse of official capacity counts over alleged unfair treatment of attorneys.

Christopher Dupuy’s resignation takes effect Friday. He pleaded guilty Thursday in a plea deal after a court battle that landed him in jail for contempt.

Dupuy was Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 judge when he was suspended in May by a judicial ethics panel after being arrested.

Judge Ryan Patrick on Aug. 28 found Dupuy in contempt for violating a gag order and sentenced him to 45 days in jail.

Patrick sentenced Dupuy to 10 days of time served for perjury and 20 days of time served on the abuse count. Dupuy must serve two years of probation.

Dupuy will remain jailed until Sunday.

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