Judge Moran busted for trying to bribe FBI agent with 2 cartons of beer
A Superior Court judge was convicted Friday on charges that he tried to bribe a federal agent with two cases of Bud Light to get copies of text messages from the phones of the judge’s wife and another man.
He was convicted of three felonies – paying a bribe to a public official, promising and paying a gratuity to a public official, and corruptly attempting to influence an official proceeding.
Jones was accused of texting a Wayne County deputy, who also is a member of an FBI gang task force, to get copies of text messages that were exchanged between two other numbers. The FBI can only obtain such records with a warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge based on suspicion of criminal activity.