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
returned.

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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  • by Confused Location: Hazard, KY on Apr 25, 2008 at 01:47 AM
    I thought once an attorney was convicted they would loose their license to practice anyway. I guess it's all in if you have relatives in the right places or not. Wished one of my relatives was a judge in the higher courts.
  • by ME Location: pIKE cOUNTY on Apr 24, 2008 at 07:16 PM
    sEND HIM TO FEDERAL COURT AND GIVE HIM SOME TIME LIKE YOU DO THE POOR PEOPLE. YOU NEED TO LET HIM SEE HOW IT FEELS TO HAVE MONEY AND CANT GET OUT THAN TO NOT HAVE MONEY AND SIT IN PRISON.
  • by Me Location: Pike County on Apr 24, 2008 at 06:57 PM
    Now here me, here me, give him some time in prison too. You get everyone else, and look up their past, now go and get some Judges, or is it all on who you know. Give him some time in Prison for Federal stuff too. Thats not fair.
  • by josephine Location: hardburley on Apr 24, 2008 at 11:05 AM
    I guess Mr Combs is now getting a taste of his own medicine-Good.

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