Federal Judge Thomas Porteous
Also known as Gabriel Thomas Porteous of New Orleans he’s tried and presided over hundreds of cases involving malfeasance and misdeeds. Accused of decades of corruption, in an impeachment trial that could result in him being kicked off the federal bench. Featuring allegations that lawyers and bail bondsmen plied the judge, a reformed drinker and gambler, with gifts to gain his courtroom favor. Cash in envelopes. Bottles of Absolut and coolers of shrimp. A Vegas bachelor party for Porteous’s son, complete with lap dance.
These convictions will remove him from his lifetime seat on the federal bench, making him only the eighth federal judge in U.S. history to suffer this fate, and strip him of the $174,000 pension he would have otherwise enjoyed.