[Ed. – Is she sure she doesn’t want a raise?]
Last we heard from Massachusetts Judge Shelley Joseph, accused of conspiring to help a criminal illegal alien evade ICE agents in her courtroom, she had turned down a plea deal that would have allowed her to avoid jail time. As such, she remains free on her own recognizance but suspended without pay while awaiting trial. Her attorneys are trying to change that, however, and are asking that the judge’s salary be reinstated because her legal fees are mounting. (Boston Globe)
Shelley Joseph, the district court judge who was indicted on obstruction charges for allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant escape federal detention, is seeking to have her salary reinstated as she remains on suspension and her legal bills mount.
Joseph, 51, was suspended without pay by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court after a federal grand jury indicted her April 25.
On Thursday, her lawyers filed a motion with the SJC requesting that her annual salary of $181,000 be reinstated while the case winds its way through federal court in Boston.