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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

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Deal allows Galveston judge replacement

August 6, 2013

GALVESTON – Indicted Galveston County Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy agreed Thursday to a deal allowing a replacement judge to be named until criminal and civil cases against him are resolved.

Although Dupuy is under suspension by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, a second suspension order was sought in a civil lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and local attorney Greg Hughes.

The suspension in the civil lawsuit will allow visiting District Judge Robert Kern of Fort Bend County to appoint a temporary replacement in County Court-at-Law Court No. 3.

Noting that Dupuy is already suspended, Assistant Attorney General David Glickler called the second suspension “an exercise in legal gymnastics.”

Dupuy was indicted last month on eight criminal charges relating to his conduct in office, including two felony charges of official oppression. A Galveston County grand jury issued a ninth indictment last week accusing Dupuy of improperly practicing law as a sitting judge.

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Deal allows Galveston judge replacement

Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves of Texas

Judge: Dupuy owes uncle $16,832 plus interest

August 6, 2013


GALVESTON — An indicted and suspended county court judge who was accused of defaulting on a $25,000 loan must repay his uncle $16,823 plus interest, according to court documents.

Judge Christopher Dupuy vowed Wednesday to appeal the pending order in connection with the summary judgment ruling in favor of his uncle John Dupuy.

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Judge: Dupuy owes uncle $16,832 plus interest

Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves of Texas

Deal allows Galveston judge replacement

June 22, 2013

GALVESTON – Indicted Galveston County Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy agreed Thursday to a deal allowing a replacement judge to be named until criminal and civil cases against him are resolved.

Although Dupuy is under suspension by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, a second suspension order was sought in a civil lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and local attorney Greg Hughes.

The suspension in the civil lawsuit will allow visiting District Judge Robert Kern of Fort Bend County to appoint a temporary replacement in County Court-at-Law Court No. 3.

Noting that Dupuy is already suspended, Assistant Attorney General David Glickler called the second suspension “an exercise in legal gymnastics.”

Dupuy was indicted last month on eight criminal charges relating to his conduct in office, including two felony charges of official oppression. A Galveston County grand jury issued a ninth indictment last week accusing Dupuy of improperly practicing law as a sitting judge.

Dupuy would be removed permanently and automatically from office if convicted of one of the felony charges.

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Deal allows Galveston judge replacement

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Indicted Texas Judge’s Ex-Finance Changes Her Story

Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves of Texas

Indicted Texas Judge’s Ex Fiancee Changes Her Story

June 9, 2013

Yet another twist in the case involving a Galveston County judge who was indicted on criminal charges last week. You know the story the ex-fiance’ told about the judge wanting to kill his ex-wife and kidnap his children and live with them in New Zealand? Well, was it just that, a story? Tara Compton testified Wednesday saying Dupuy had started moving forward with making the plan a reality. She says he bought a gun with a silencer, purchased bars of silver to cash in later, sent her a picture of a house in New Zealand, said he knew someone to buy fake passports from and she says he discussed staging a boating accident on Christmas vacation so they could then disappear to New Zealand and she says the plan was to tell his kids their mom was killed in a car crash.

This emergency custody hearing where all of this testimony is taking place was called after these allegations surfaced. Compton had also said she was afraid of what Dupuy might do to her. Well, today, two days after giving the other testimony, Compton’s story wasn’t exactly the same. She’s now telling the court there was no plan to kill Dupuy’s ex-wife and no plot to take the kids out of the country.

Instead, Compton told the court Dupuy was just frustrated and stressed and it was a simple conversation, not anything he planned to carryout. “He said IF he was going to do it (kill his ex-wife) that’s how he said he would do it by going to his ex-wife’s door wearing a ski mask or get a low-life to do it and have an airtight alibi. He didn’t say he would do it,” said Compton on the stand.

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Galveston Judge Ex-Fiance Changes Her Story

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Indicted Texas Judge Christopher Dupuy Faces More Troubles

Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves

Indicted Texas Judge, Christopher Dupuy, Faces More Troubles

May 27, 2013

Documents obtained by KHOU 11 News reveal more trouble for an embattled Galveston County Judge.

The 32-page document is a request for a protective order.

Adrienne Viterna’s emergency petition states that her former husband Christopher Dupuy planned to murder her and then flee from the country with their two small kids.

The petition was filed on the same day a grand jury indicted the Galveston County judge on felony and misdemeanor charges that he abused his authority from the bench.

In addition to his ex-wife, a district judge has gone on record in an email to county officials, urging them to take action because Dupuy, “could become violent and hurt or kill someone.”

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Indicted Galveston County Judge Faces More Troubles

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Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves

Texas Judge Christopher Dupuy Indicted on 8 Criminal Charges

May 23, 2013

A Galveston County judge has been indicted on eight criminal counts charging him with abuse of office, including retaliation against the attorney representing the judge’s wife in a divorce case.

The indictments, presented to state District Judge Kerry Neves by attorneys from the Texas Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday, accuse County-Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy of two felony counts of obstruction or retaliation, two misdemeanor counts of official oppression and four misdemeanor counts of abuse of official capacity. If convicted on any count, Dupuy would be automatically removed from office.

He was arrested about 3 p.m. and posted bail of $19,000 about two hours later, Galveston County sheriff’s spokesman Major Ray Tuttoilmondo said.

Dupuy could not be reached for comment and a spokesman for the attorney general declined to discuss the case.

The indictments offer few details, but they were presented only hours after a Galveston County attorney filed a civil lawsuit seeking the judge’s removal from office. The petition for removal accuses Dupuy of failing to obey an order from a state appeals court, abusing his authority by retaliating against attorneys and threatening the district clerk while attempting to interfere in Dupuy’s own divorce case.

Full Article and Source:
Judge Indicted on 8 Criminal Counts

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Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves of Texas

Retraction and Apology to District Judge Kerry Neves of Texas

May 23, 2013

In our blogpost of the article regarding Texas Judge, Christopher Dupuy, who was indicted on eight criminal charges, (posted 5/23/13) we inadvertendly transposed Mr. Dupuy’s name in the title of our post with the name of state District Judge Kerry Neves, who was not indicted but instead was presented with said indictments against Mr. Dupuy.

Upon being informed of the error, we immediately deleted the post in its entirety and reposted the story with the corrections at this URL: Texas Judge Christopher Dupuy Indicted on 8 Criminal Charges

Our sincere apologies to District Judge Kerry Neves.