Just Back From Suspension, Judge Faces New Probe

Law360, New York (July 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have requested records for a real estate transaction involving a federal judge in Texas who was suspended last year after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.

Judge Samuel Kent of the Southern District of Texas is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, the judge's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, confirmed. Judge Kent's suspension ended in January.

Prosecutors requested records of the sale of his Galveston, Texas, house to the mother of a lawyer who often worked in his courtroom, said DeGuerin, who...
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