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Ex-Judge Walter P. Chapala of Michigan City, IN; vindictive scofflaw

The state of Indiana presented Walter Paul Chapala with a law license in 1970.
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications found Judge Chapala guilty of the following misconduct. At the time Chapala was serving as a visiting retired judge; however, the misconduct took place while he was sitting on the bench in Michigan City as a Superior Court Judge.
Suspended a significant portion of a man’s prison sentence in exchange for the man’s father’s $100,000 contribution to two court programs
Instituted contempt proceedings against the Sheriff of LaPorte County for having lawfully turned in Judge Chapala’s daughter-in-law’s nephew over to Michigan authorities
As is the case with most cowardly Judicial Misfits, Chapala agreed to resign as a senior visiting judge and turn in his bar license in exchange for the Commission’s agreement to dismiss all charges then pending against him.
Because Judicial Misfits in Indiana are held to a much lower standard of conduct then everyone else, Chapala was never criminally charged with taking bribes.
Luckily for the good citizens of LaPorte County, Indiana, Chapala will no longer be in a position to engage in any more misconduct as a judge or an attorney.
The only employment opportunities available to Chapala now are as a greeter for the local Costco store. And if that doesn’t pan out, he can take a course at a Bartender’s school.
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