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.
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