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A judge sentenced an Arizona judge Friday to 25 months in prison for having an extramarital affair with a district judge’s daughter as part of a case that could end up costing taxpayers nearly $5 million and possibly send the judge and her husband to prison.
Judicial District Judge J. Michael Moorehead, 63, had been on probation for drunken driving violations until his Dec. 28 sentencing, records show. In an Aug. 7 hearing, he told U.S. Magistrate Judge William A. Trenholm: “I am an awful, awful person…. This is just very disturbing. I want to make it very clear. I am the kind of person I am, and I am not going to act with a high sense of justice.”
Moorehead was a judge and administrator at the Clark County District Court in Phoenix. He is married to Marlon Moorehead, the daughter of former County Judge and current state Sen. Patricia Moorehead.
A court hearing for Moorehead was scheduled for Wednesday, according to court documents filed by his attorney, Christopher P. Miller.
CLOSE In the trial against Judge Christine Moorehead and Marlon Moorehead, lawyers argue that there’s no evidence the relationship, which started in 2009, continued beyond the marriage’s annulment in April. (Jan. 5) AP
While Moorehead’s trial lawyers filed no objection during the sentencing process, a group representing them filed an objection with the judge’s appeal court after the hearing.
On Thursday, the group objected to a provision in the sentence that stipulates that Moorehead should pay for any incarceration costs incurred during the sentencing process, the American-Statesman newspaper reported.
The group said in its objection th강원안마at “Judge Moorehead’s conduct, including his actions during the sentencing of Ms. Moorehead’s father, was a terrible breach of t바카라 게임rust with the public and his own reputation. Judge Moorehead could have received severe prison time if a judge committed any other type of act that was worse.”
Moorehead and Moorehead’s daughter, Marlon Moorehead’s ex-wife, also filed objections against the same provision, the paper reported.
At a sentencing hearing Wednesday, Miller said that during his trial for the drunken-driving charges, Moorehead testifie