Judge Accused of Pressuring Lawyers for Sex, Threesomes in the Courthouse

Judge Dawn Gentry

Our Wacky Friday case is a doozy under the #BadJudge heading. Judge Dawn Gentry, who presides in Northern Kentucky, just outside Cincinnati, has been accused of nine ethical violations. She apparently plays in a band called ‘South of Cincy’, and had an affair with her guitarist. That’s not what got her into trouble. Gentry allegedly pressured an attorney that served on a panel with her to sleep with Gentry’s husband so she could accuse him of infidelity. She allegedly later pressured the attorney to have a threesome with she and her bandmate-lover, and that when she refused the friendship went sour. However, the judge apparently did have a threesome at the courthouse with her own secretary. She is also accused of flirting with attorneys, pressuring them for campaign contributions, and of giving preferential treatment to those who did donate.

The allegations are shocking, and if true, will probably signal the end of Judge Gentry’s tenure. So far no criminal allegations, unlike other Cincinnati area judges recently, but problematic nonetheless.

Be sure to read up on the cases of Judges Tracie Hunter and Tim Nolan.

*Update: Strike that non-concern about criminal sanctions. Further reading indicates there are also allegations of timesheet falsifications. That’s something that could lead to theft/fraud/corruption charges.

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