Tag: Judge Jack Camp

Feds Probing Alleged Racial Bias of Drug-Using Judge

Former U.S. District Court Judge Jack Camp is in the news again. The feds are probing whether he sentenced African American defendants more harshly because of alleged racial bias. Some defendants may either be resentenced or get a new trial.

Judge Camp is awaiting sentencing on his misdemenor guilty pleas. Background here.

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GA Federal Judge Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

You don't see this too often: A senior federal judge in the Northern District of Georgia (formerly the Chief Judge until taking senior status) has been arrested and charged with illegal drug and gun crimes:

Senior U.S. District Judge Jack T. Camp Jr. was arrested late Friday night near Sandy Springs. Camp, 67, is accused of purchasing cocaine and marijuana, along with prescription painkillers that which he shared with an exotic dancer he met last spring at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit for his arrest.

In some cases he bought drugs from the dancer, while in others the pair purchased them from other parties, according to the affidavit. Camp sometimes took loaded guns to the deals. Camp’s arrest came after a buy from an undercover agent, authorities said.

The dancer was cooperating with the feds and they wired her up to record his conversations without knowing. The Affidavit supporting the complaint is here. [More..]

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