Supreme Court Suspends Former Judge From Legal Practice

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has temporarily
suspended a former eastern Kentucky circuit judge convicted of mail
fraud from practicing law.

The court ruled Thursday that Douglas C. Combs Jr. should be
suspended from practicing law until further notice. Combs was
convicted of federal mail fraud in November and sentenced to six
months in prison and a $3,000 fine.

A phone message left at Combs' home was not immediately

Combs was a circuit court judge in Perry County. He admitted to
hiring temporary employees as substitute court reporters that he
instead used to work on his personal business.

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