Prosecutors: Woman says judge detailed racial bias
ATLANTA – Federal prosecutors says a federal judge already convicted of drug possession may have shown racial bias when sentencing defendants earlier this year.
U.S. Attorney Sally Yates says a woman who developed a relationship with former U.S. Senior Judge Jack Camp in May has told prosecutors he said he had a difficult time sentencing black men because they reminded him of someone he didn't like.
Yates says Camp has denied the bias allegations and that her office will comply with requests from defendants who want a review of their cases.
Authorities say Camp was arrested Oct. 1 after he handed an undercover law enforcement agent money for drugs that he intended to use with a stripper.
Camp pleaded guilty last month to some of the charges.