Ex-judge Avoids Jail, Gets Probation

TAMPA – Former state appeals court Judge Thomas E. Stringer told a federal judge Friday he destroyed his career and position as community service leader by “one act of bad judgment.”

But Stringer avoided any prison time for committing federal bank fraud to help a stripper he had known for years. Instead, he was sentenced to a year of probation, ordered to forfeit $222,000 and fined $250.

Source: Tampa Bay Online