Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and a trial court officer are accused of helping a fugitive immigrant evade an ICE officer.
A Massachusetts judge and a former court officer are accused of helping a twice-deported undocumented defendant elude immigration authorities by slipping out a rear courthouse door. They are facing multiple counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, obstruction of a federal proceeding, aiding and abetting.
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) May 26, 2019
The suspended judge declined a plea deal that would have meant no criminal charges. She really couldn’t get a better deal.
When last we checked in on suspended Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph, she was in considerable hot water. Having allegedly conspired with as many as five people to orchestrate the escape of a criminal illegal alien from her courtroom, she was arrested and prosecutors didn’t seem to be in the mood to let her off lightly. The charges she’s facing could carry decades of jail time, not to mention the end of her judicial career.
But with a bit more time to think about it, the US Attorney handling the case appeared to have a change of heart. He decided to offer Joseph a deal in which she could avoid criminal prosecution if she admitted her behavior was improper and managed to not get into any more trouble for a year. A pretty sweet deal, eh? Apparently not in the judge’s opinion. She turned it down flat. More
Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph is learning the hard way that she too, is not above the law… lock her up. Was it worth it to her to help a twice-deported lawbreaker? It’s past time some of these activist judges became defendants. She should be convicted, removed, and disbarred.
I hope her council is another underachiever from the New England School of law. It’s so obvious that she decided to take her biased leftist views to the bench that day. She is supposed to be unbiased and to enforce the law as it is written.