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Once again, District Judge Robin Free faces suspension

9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago April 05, 2016 Apr 5, 2016 Tuesday, April 05 2016 April 05, 2016 2:41 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

PORT ALLEN - District Judge Robin Free will once again appear before the state Supreme Court where he faces disciplinary action.

In May, Free will face a year suspension and an $11,000 fine after being accused by the Judiciary Commission of acting inappropriately with people involved with cases before his court. Free is an 18th Judicial District Judge from West Baton Rouge. The commission accuses him of interfering with both civil and criminal matters before his court.

In 2014, Free was suspended without pay for a month after he was found to have inappropriately taken a trip paid for by an attorney with business before Free's court.

The commission is asking New Roads-based District Judge James Best be suspended for a month in a separate matter related to how he handled the probation of a convicted sex offender he knew.

The hearings are scheduled for the beginning of May at the Supreme Court in New Orleans. The Supreme Court has granted a WBRZ Investigative Unit request to film the proceedings.

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