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Watchdog recommends suspension for Lamar County judge

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judicial watchdog has recommended the

state Supreme Court publicly reprimand and temporarily suspend a

justice court judge in Lamar County.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance says an

investigation shows Judge Bill Anderson engaged in misconduct by

failing to issue rulings in cases, refusing to timely rule in

certain criminal cases and improperly holding a defendant without

bond, among other acts.

The Supreme Court will consider the recommendations and

determine the appropriate decision.

Anderson told The Associated Press he did not commit the acts of

which he's been accused. Anderson says he's "being persecuted."


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