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Raleigh (N.C.) Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones II allegedly attempted to bribe an FBI agent. The federal grand jury indictment alleges that Jones texted an agent attempting to get copies of text messages between two members of his own family. Jones and the agent then met, and Jones allegedly offered the agent “a couple cases of beer” in exchange for the information. Between the initial meeting and the delivery of a disk with the messages, the indictment says Jones increased the offer to $100 in cash. He’s charged with promising and paying a bribe to a public official, promising and paying a gratuity to a public official, and corruptly attempting to influence an official proceeding. The case will be heard by the state’s 13-member Judicial Standards Commission. (MS/Raleigh News-Observer) ...Better buy a lot more beer.
Original Publication Date: 22 November 2015
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