Accused judge appears in court

September 3, 2009 2:17:53 PM PDT
A Harris County judge was in court, but on the other side of the bench.Criminal Court-at-law Judge Donald Jackson is charged with official oppression. His time in court today was brief, and his case was reset.

According to the indictment handed up two weeks ago, Judge Jackson is accused of offering to help a female DWI defendant get her case dismissed in exchange for a sexual relationship.

Jackson denies the claims. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

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