Legal Ethics

Reports: Judge Complains of Claimed Stalker, Ends Up on Admin Leave, Facing Another Ethics Complaint

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Censured earlier this year for texting a shirtless photo to a court employee, a Michigan judge is now the focus of new allegations that he had a relationship with a witness in a child-support case he presided over.

The claimed relationship apparently came to the attention of authorities when 3rd Circuit Judge Wade McCree complained to Wayne County prosecutors that the woman, Geniene La’Shay Mott, was stalking and extorting him, the Detroit News reports.

Prosecutors declined to bring charges against Mott, but referred McCree back to the Judicial Tenure Commission concerning his dealings with her, the newspaper recounts. She says she began seeing McCree while he was overseeing her child-support case and became pregnant with the judge’s child.

Detroit Fox News affiliate WJBK reports that the judge has now been placed on administrative leave. McCree declined to comment when a WJBK reporter spoke to him.

Related coverage: “‘No Shame In My Game,’ Says Judge of Chest Photo Angry Husband Claimed to Find on Bailiff Cellphone” “Shame Was in Judge’s Game, Michigan Supreme Court Says”

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