Tag: contempt of court

Oct 06

Federal Judge Vacates Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s Contempt Conviction And Dismisses Charge

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s federal criminal contempt conviction was vacated and the charge dismissed on October 4, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton. Arpaio had been convicted by Judge Bolton on July 31, 2017 after a bench trial. On August 25, 2017 President Donald Trump issued a full and unconditional pardon of Arpaio. Arpaio was …

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Feb 12

Virginia Prosecutors Contempt Of Court Conviction Overturned

Norfolk, Virginia General District Court building

The contempt of court conviction of prosecutor Catherine Marie Paxson by a Norfolk, Virginia General District Court judge has been overturned on appeal. Catherine Paxson is a 2010 graduate of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She works as a Norfolk Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. On January 7, 2014 Paxson was an hour …

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Jan 11

Publicity Leads To Tossing Of Enraged Judge’s Contempt Conviction Of Man For Smiling In Court

Jeffrey Blount made the mistake of smiling when he was in court January 6, 2011, on a harassment charge. Although harassment is only a minor violation, like a traffic ticket — Utica City Court Judge Gerald Popeo became so enraged at the 20-year-old Blount that he yelled “You’re standing there with a grin that I …

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