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April 30, 2005

Eric Andell pleads guilty to federal theft charge

andell-480.jpgIn a surprising development, Houstonian Eric Andell, a former deputy undersecretary under fellow Houstonian Rod Paige at the Education Department, a former Harris County district and appellate court judge, and probably the most popular Democrat in local political circles, pleaded guilty to charging the federal government about $9,000 for personal travel in which he conducted personal business and worked as a visiting judge while still employed in Washington. He faces up to one year in prison and has agreed to reimburse the federal government for the improper charges. Mr. Andell will be sentenced July 29 in Washington.

Posted by Tom at April 30, 2005 4:58 AM |

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He who hath committed no sin shall cast the first stone...

Posted by: Debbie at July 29, 2005 8:50 PM

Wow! I read that Judge Andell was sentenced to 1 year on the misdemeanor charge on Law.com and I am just floored!

Of all the people I would have expected to fall, he was never even on the radar.

Posted by: Lee Keller King at August 9, 2005 10:37 AM

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