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NEWS BRIEF: Appeals court judge pays $25,000 for ethics violations

Ethics? What ethics?

Judge Christian Coomer
Photo credit: Courtesy Christian Coomer Campaign
A court of appeals judge in Georgia accused of ethics violations has been ordered to pay $25,000 to settle allegations that he used campaign funds for trips to Hawaii and Israel and to buttress his private law firm. Christian Coomer is currently suspended from his post by the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission but continues to draw a $196,000 salary. He is being investigated for other alleged misconduct, including appointing himself the beneficiary of a client’s will and improperly borrowing money from another client, both of which Coomer is denying. thegeorgiavirtue.com