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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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