A chief magistrate judge in Murray County, Georgia, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for framing a woman who turned down his sexual advances.
Chief Magistrate Judge Bryant L. Cochran met with Angela Garmley regarding a routine legal matter, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
During the meeting, Cochran made inappropriate sexual advances towards Garmley, including an offer to trade sex for a favorable legal ruling.
After Garmley turned Cochran down, the judge conspired with his tenant to plant drugs in Garmley’s car and have her arrested, the news release stated.
According to investigators, the tenant planted a metal tin containing five packets of methamphetamine under the fender of Garmley’s car.