Judge is indicted, accused of making false residency claim
Posted Mar 21, 2014 12:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A Louisiana judge was indicted (PDF) on Thursday, accused of falsely claiming in an affidavit that she was a "domicilliary" of Orleans Parish.
In fact, the government contends, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King lives in St. Tammany Parish. She was elected last year in a runoff against Doug Hammel, a former prosecutor with impressive endorsements and a bigger campaign fund, reports the Times-Picayune.
King, 56, is also a former prosecutor and has worked as a research lawyer for the Louisiana Supreme Court.
She is charged with executing a false affidavit and filing a false public record.
She is represented by attorney Clarence Roby Jr., who declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.
The state attorney general's office is prosecuting the case.