Texas Judge Suspended Over 2018 Election Fraud Charges

By Katie Buehler (February 24, 2021, 6:29 PM EST) -- A San Antonio-area justice of the peace has been suspended without pay after a state grand jury this month charged him with organized election fraud and other crimes related to unlawfully handling 17 ballots in his 2018 campaign.

Tomas Ramirez, a solo practitioner in Medina County, told Law360 on Wednesday that he had requested a hearing with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to discuss its Tuesday order suspending him without pay indefinitely. He said he understood the step was a formality the commission takes when charges are pending against a justice of the peace.

Ramirez was indicted by a Bandera County...

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