'Seriously, We Are Done': Judge Quits Trial, Says Atty Lied

By Craig Clough (May 20, 2022, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A California judge abruptly declared a mistrial in a sex trafficking case and recused himself after defense counsel complained that jurors may have seen the defendant's feet shackled, telling an attorney from the Federal Public Defender's Office that he is stepping down because he thinks "intentional misrepresentations" are being made.

According to a transcript of the proceedings in the criminal trial of Mei Xing, who is accused of engaging in sex trafficking while operating a massage parlor in South El Monte, Calif., U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright got into a heated exchange with Callie G. Steele of the Federal Public...

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