House Votes to Impeach Judge Thomas Porteous

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach Judge Thomas Porteous on all four articles of impeachment.

  • Article I - engaging in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with the trust and confidence placed in him as a Federal judge
  • Article II - engaged in a longstanding pattern of corrupt conduct that demonstrates his unfitness to serve as a United States District Court Judge
  • Article III - knowingly and intentionally making false statements, under penalty of perjury, related to his personal bankruptcy filing and violating a bankruptcy court order, and
  • Article IV - knowingly made material false statements about his past to both the United States Senate and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to obtain the office of United States District Court Judge.

The issue now goes to the Senate for a trial.

To read more on the story click here for my earlier reporting.