Accused judge appears in court

HOUSTON 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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