Judge Faces 5 Charges Of Judicial Misconduct

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Hawkins County attorney who also works as a juvenile court and general sessions judge has been formally charged with violating the state’s judicial code of conduct for taking money from clients for his personal benefit and for claiming payment for services that he didn’t perform.

According to the charges filed Tuesday by the disciplinary counsel for the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary, Judge James Taylor is accused of five counts of misconduct. He has 30 days to file a response with the court. There was no answer at his office in Rogersville on Tuesday afternoon.



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