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Ex. Judge Michael Murphy of Las Cruces, NM; convict loser

 
The state of New Mexico presented Michael T. Murphy with a law license in 1977 after he graduated from Pepperdine University Law School. Michael also was provided with a law license by the state of California in 1976.
 
Up until February 2012, when he retired, Judge Murphy was a sitting District Court Judge in Las Cruces.
 
In the recent past, Murphy was accused of soliciting bribes for former Gov. Bill Richardson in the selection of and appointment of judges.
 
In mid-April 2013, Murphy copped a plea in the bribery case. In exchange for the DA dismissing 4 felony charges, Murphy pleaded guilty one misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
 
Murphy’s problems began in 2007, when potential judicial candidate Beverly Singleman said she sought advice from state District James Martin on how to get her name on the list for appointment to a vacancy on the bench.
 
During lunch with Judge Martin and Murphy, Singleman said Judge Murphy told her she need to make weekly contributions to a democratic activist, who would funnel the money to then-Gov. Bill Richardson. Singleman then reported the conversations to state District Judge Lisa Schulz, who reported them to authorities.
 
As a consequence of his plea deal, Murphy was given a 364-day suspended jail sentence, ordered to do 200 hours of community service and was barred from ever again hold public office or entering the state district court building in Las Cruces.
 
As a result of his criminal conviction, Murphy lost his retirement and health benefits.
Had Murphy committed his criminal activity while sitting as a Judge in New York, he still be able to lawfully collect a state pension along with medical insurance for the balance of his miserable life.
 
A case on point from New York can be found at the URL below.
 
Ex. Judge Victor Barron of Brooklyn, NY; convicted felon
http://tinyurl.com/mnq7z2u
 
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