Probate Judge Convicted

A jury has convicted former Covington County Probate Judge Sherrie Phillips on ethics and theft charges. The jury issued the verdict after a 3-day trial.

Phillips was accused of taking a $1.8 million check from an estate and putting the money into a personal account while she was probate judge.

Attorney General Troy King: “The conviction sends a strong message that no one is above the law.”

Jury convicts former Covington Co. probate judge

More information:
Former Covington County Judge Convicted on Ethics and Theft Charges

Verdict reached in Phillips theft, ethics violations case

See also:
Judge on Trial

7 Responses to “Probate Judge Convicted”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Troy King is a hero!
    Thank you for holding a perp accountable.

  2. sue Says:

    Applause and standing ovation for Attorney General Troy King and his team of investigators and prosecutors for their dedication to see justice served in this case.

    I pray this case is used as an example for others in positions of trust and the guilty former judge gets what she deserves, the maximum time, 20 years in prison.

    If she gets only gets probation, that would be a sign of weakness, a slap in the face to the victim.

  3. Anonymous Says:


  4. Anonymous Says:


    Wonderful! Now we wait and see if she gets the book thrown at her and how heavy it is!

  5. Betty Says:

    This also reiterates the point to me that the option to have a jury hearing be allowed for guardianship/conservatorships.

    A jury of our peers wouldn’t rubberstamp the exorbitant fees, allow a person’s home to be sold out from under him/her or allow the caregiver children to be evicted as part of that process, allow the family to be shut out of all medical decisions, and on and on.

    AG Troy King has also set an example for all states to follow –hold the culprits accountable!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    The book, the gavel and the judge’s bench would be good for starters.

    Did you see this smug convicted perp with her defense lawyers on the video news link? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR….

    No humiliation, no remorse, no shame, she is a disgrace, she is worried about herself and her future. Her defense lawyers and the news media are all talking the probation talk.

    Her intentions of stealing from this estate were planned from day 1.

  7. Betty Says:

    Yes, she has no remorse. Except that she got caught!

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