Local judge resigns after oppression conviction

HOUSTON /*Judge Donald Jackson*/'s resignation, delivered Tuesday in a one-sentence letter to county commissioners, is effective Thursday.

A 28-year-old woman accused Jackson of offering her a better court-appointed attorney if she'd agree to a romantic relationship.

A jury convicted Jackson of the misdemeanor earlier this month.

The judge was sentenced to 30 days in jail, two years probation, 200 hours of community service, a $4,000 fine and must take legal ethics courses. The jail term and fine were maximums. He's free while his conviction is under appeal.

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