A state district judge will serve 10 years of probation and resign from the bench after being convicted of felony bribery last week. Judge Suzanne Wooten announced this agreement outside the jury's presence, acknowledging the jury's guilty verdicts on six bribery counts, a money laundering count, a record tampering count and a count for engaging in organized criminal activity. She was also sentenced to five years for probation with tampering a government record.
The 43-year-old judge was fined $10,000 and sentenced to more than 1,000 hours of community service, according to the Dallas Morning News. Wooten was also forced to cease her duty as the 380th District Court judge. Wooten was charged and convicted for accepting bribes that boosted her 2008 election bid in exchange for favorable rulings in her court. Should Wooten violate her probation, she could face even more serious outcomes.
Probation violations can lead to time in jail, depending on the nature of the violation and the charges. A
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