Thursday, October 15, 2009

Former Probate Judge Going to Prison

Attorney General Troy King announced that the Alabama Supreme Court today denied certiorari review in the case of former Covington County Probate Judge Sherrie Phillips.

In declining to hear the case, the Court issued a Certificate of Judgment of Phillips’s conviction for felony theft and ethics violations prosecuted by the Attorney General last October.

Phillips’s appellate bond now requires her to surrender to the county sheriff within 15 days. Phillips faces two concurrent sentences of 10 years, which were split for her to serve three years incarceration followed by three years of supervised probation.

Attorney General King said, “It is appropriate that Sherrie Phillips begin to serve her prison sentence.

We are sending a strong message that no one is above the law.

This verdict proves that even judges who break the laws they apply are accountable for their actions.

My commitment to the people of Covington County and to citizens throughout Alabama is that, as their Attorney General, I will prosecute those who break the law and betray the public trust, and that I will take action to preserve the integrity of our government.

Today, we make good on that pledge”

Phillips was found guilty by a jury in Covington County Circuit Court on October 29, 2008.

Full Press Release and Source:
State Supreme Court Denies Cert in Covington Probate Judge Case

See Also:
Where the Rumors Were Coming From

2008: The Year That Was

Others Feel Victimized

Probate Judge Convicted

Judge on Trial

9 comments:

Betty said...

Good -- I've been hoping Sherri Phillips would get what she's got coming!

Sue said...

Attorney General King said, “It is appropriate that Sherrie Phillips begin to serve her prison sentence."

Applause and standing ovation on behalf of her victims. I would like to see her sentenced for the entire 10 years CONSECUTIVE!

When Judges and fiduciaries go criminal, they earned it and they deserve 10 times the punishment.

My hope for judge Phillips is: absolute misery!

StandUp said...

It's a long time coming, Sherri Phillips, but what goes around, comes around!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, Sue, a round of applause for AG here!

Anonymous said...

It does my heart good to see a crooked judge held accountable!

Anonymous said...

I am sure this is a happy day for victims who have stood before Sherri Phillips and pleaded for their loved ones. She did get what was coming to her.

Hooray! said...

Pay attention corrupt probate judges!!

Sherri Phillips never thought she'd be held accountable and now she's busy doing her wash and packing for a long trip!

jerri said...

what a sorry piece of low life dirt i hope she never sees freedom again we need to have examples of what nasty stuff will happen and we better get really tough really mean as mean as these nasty mean people are they are ugly and evil bye bye Sherrie Phillips

Anonymous said...

Best news I've heard all day!
I know another one who should be joining her!