On April 4, 2023, the Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit dismissed a complaint, with case no. 11-23-90037, alleging a U.S. District Judge of committing fraud.

According to the court document, in 2010, a federal grand jury issued a superseding indictment charging the complainant and two codefendants with multiple crimes. After a trial, the complainant was found guilty as charged by a jury, and the subject judge sentenced the complainant to a prison term. The complainant subsequently filed a motion to amend or correct the judgment, but the subject judge denied the motion, stating that there were no clerical or other errors in the judgment.

The complainant asserted that the subject judge engaged in fraudulent behavior in the case, alleging constructive amendments to two counts in the indictment, and claimed that the error in the indictment was “legal in nature.”

According to the court, the complaint lacks a sufficient basis to support a finding of misconduct. Regarding the complainant’s allegations concerning the subject judge’s official actions, rulings, findings, and orders in the aforementioned case, the complainant’s allegations directly relate to the merits of the subject judge’s decisions or procedural rulings.

Moreover, the complainant’s remaining claims rely on allegations that lack substantial evidence to support an inference of fraud or misconduct by the subject judge. Thus, the complaint was dismissed.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.