Report: Former Liberty County judge indicted

Former Liberty County Judge Phil Fitzgerald confirmed to a radio station Wednesday night that he has been indicted, although he didn't know on what charges.

January 28, 2011 5:41:17 AM PST
Liberty radio station KSHN on Wednesday night is saying former County Judge Phil Fitzgerald has confirmed he's been indicted by a federal grand jury, but doesn't yet know what the charges are.

The feds are mum, but it's likely any indictment handed down has been temporarily sealed.

It was a joint investigation by 13 Undercover and the Cleveland Advocate Newspaper that sparked the criminal probe. Our hidden cameras showed trucks owned by the then-county judge were used in the Hurricane Ike cleanup in his own county.

Later, we reported his family may have made a million dollars from the cleanup.