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Ex-Judge Convicted of Bribery

Posted Apr 20, 2007 12:57 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A former Brooklyn, N.Y., judge has been convicted of bribery for accepting cash, dinners and cigars to give a lawyer favored treatment in divorce cases, the New York Times reports.

Gerald P. Garson, who is being treated for cancer, showed no reaction after the verdict against him was announced, the newspaper reported. He was acquitted of four lesser charges.

Surveillance videos showed the judge taking cash and cigars, the Associated Press reports.

We noted a New York Times article on this trial's theatrics last week.

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