Prosecutors: Woman says judge detailed racial bias

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors are disclosing allegations
that a federal judge already convicted of drug possession may have
shown racial bias when sentencing defendants earlier this year.

U.S. Attorney Sally Yates says a woman who developed a personal
relationship with former U.S. Senior Judge Jack Camp in May has
told prosecutors he said he had a difficult time sentencing black
men because they reminded him of someone he didn't like.

Yates says her office will comply with requests from defendants
who want a review of their cases before Camp. For those sentenced
by Camp from May through September, Yates says prosecutors will not oppose requests for re-sentencing.

Camp pleaded guilty last month to some of the charges. Yates
says Camp has denied the bias allegations.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 111230049 -
Gray Television, Inc.