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Indicted Texas Judge Loses Bid To Nix Removal Suit

September 13, 2013

Law360, Houston (September 12, 2013, 3:15 PM ET) — A Texas appeals court declined Thursday to throw out a civil removal suit aimed at a state judge indicted on abuse of office charges, clearing the way for proceedings to continue in the case.

The First District Court of Appeals denied Galveston County Court at Law Judge Christopher Dupuy’s petition for mandamus, in which he said that the trial court hearing the removal suit should have dismissed the case.

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Indicted Texas Judge Loses Bid To Nix Removal Suit

Indicted Galveston judge arrested again

August 6, 2013

GALVESTON – A Galveston County judge already under nine indictments related to his official conduct has been indicted on additional charges of aggravated perjury, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said Thursday.

County Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy surrendered to sheriff’s deputies Wednesday at the Galveston County Jail and was released on $1,000 bond by 6:45 p.m., Trochesset said.

Dupuy is accused of making two false statements while testifying in a custody battle over his two children with his ex-wife, Adrienne Viterna.

He testified that he first learned on May 22 that attorney Greg Enos had filed a criminal complaint against him alleging the use of Dupuy’s chambers to provide legal assistance to his then-fiancee. At least three publications, including the Houston Chronicle, published articles mentioning emails sent to them by Dupuy prior to May 22 that referred to the criminal complaint.

Dupuy also is accused of perjuring himself by saying that sanctions he imposed on Enos were related solely to Enos’ conduct in Dupuy’s courtroom.

Dupuy could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Indicted Galveston judge arrested again

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Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves of Texas