Texas Judge Dodges Indictment On Domestic Violence Charge

Law360, Houston (February 20, 2014, 7:46 PM EST) -- A troubled Texas judge on Thursday avoided a criminal prosecution of allegations that he beat up his former girlfriend when a grand jury declined to indict him on domestic violence charges, according to his attorney.

Dallas County District Judge Carlos Cortez was no-billed by a grand jury on charges that he assaulted Maggie Strother, 26, on Dec. 28 at his home, the judge’s defense attorney Peter Schulte said. Strother had accused the judge of choking her and leaning her over the railing of his 20th-floor balcony...
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