Former Texas Judge Jailed, Disbarred For Hiding Evidence

By Jeremy Heallen (November 8, 2013, 7:03 PM EST) -- Former Williamson County District Judge Ken Anderson agreed Friday to serve a 10-day jail sentence and forfeit his law license, resolving criminal and civil suits alleging he suppressed evidence to secure a murder conviction against a man who was exonerated 25 years later.

Anderson, who presided over the 26th Judicial District Court for a decade, will also serve 500 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine for withholding exculpatory evidence when he was a prosecutor that eventually proved Michael Morton innocent of his wife's brutal 1986 killing. Morton was released from jail in 2011, after serving 25 years of...

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