Fla. Appellate Judge to Get Public Reprimand

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The justices Thursday decided 1st District Court of Appeal Judge Michael Allen should appear before them for a scolding because he had criticized a colleague in the opinion related to former Senate President W. D. Childers' bribery conviction.

Allen wrote that Judge Charles Kahn gave the appearance of
trying to "snooker'' the public by failing to step down from the
case even though his former law partner was a close friend of

The appellate court upheld Childers' conviction and 3{-year
prison term. The charge stemmed from a land deal while Childers was
an Escambia County commissioner.

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