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Judge English accused of inappropriate contact with public defender

Judge Christopher Edwards has ordered Griffin circuit district attorney Scott Ballard and circuit public defender Joseph Saia to investigate allegations Judge Paschal English had an inappropriate relationship with a public defender who argued cases in his courtroom, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting. Saia told http://www.ajc.com/news/fayette/da-probes-alleged-relationship-512143.html that English allegedly had a relationship with public defender Kimberly Cornwell, a four-year veteran of the public defender’s office. Cornwell has been placed on leave with pay. Judge English resigned under pressure, April 23 – four days after fellow judge Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. also quit under fire.

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