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.