Man jailed on charges he financially exploited federal judge
LAKE CHARLES - A Louisiana man has been jailed on charges he financially exploited a federal judge while working as her personal assistant.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 28-year-old Justin Gray turned himself in Wednesday after investigators obtained a warrant to arrest him on charges of forgery and unauthorized use of a credit card.
Parish prosecutor Cynthia Killingsworth said Gray worked as an assistant to U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi, who took medical leave in December.
A police report identifies Minaldi as the alleged victim in the case against Gray, who allegedly misused Minaldi's credit cards and checking account to rack up more than $51,000 in debt.
Court records unsealed last week revealed Minaldi was required to get treatment for severe alcoholism.
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