Judge Samuel Kent WikiLeaked: Had Halliburton Conspiracy Theory About His Sex-Abuse Scandal

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Today, WikiLeaks released the first few hundred of what promise to be 5 million e-mails belonging to Austin-based global security think tank Stratfor.

One concerns not one but two Houston-area shit magnets, one formerly high-powered and one still very much high-powered: Halliburton and disgraced former U.S. district court judge Samuel Kent.

Judge Kent, you'll remember, was imprisoned in early 2009 for 33 months and impeached after he was found to have lied to investigators in regards to two cases of sexual abuse of office underlings. The investigation into Kent's sex abuse began in 2007.

Just before he went to prison, Judge Kent went out with Lauren Goodrich, Stratfor's director of analysis and senior Eurasia analyst. According to Goodrich's leaked account, Kent said his downfall came about at the hands of Halliburton and their friends in very high places.

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Judge Kent: Says there's always a bigger fish.

I had lunch yesterday in Houston with former-Federal Judge Sam Kent (the first Federal Judge found guilty of serious crimes in the US) and he told me why he thinks he was prosecuted.

For those who haven't followed this, he was found guilty on perjury & sexual misconduct. Yes, he slept with those two women, but it was consensual. Actually, they were old affairs and long over.

What Sam said was that "isn't is strange that the Justice Department begins sniffing around for dirt to throw at me just weeks after I ruled a heavy case against Halliburton. Then a small set of affairs turn into an untrue situation and then spun up into an unprecedented case against a Federal Judge."

Of course, I told him he was nuts to rule anything against Halliburton.I also told him that this sounds like a John Grisham plotline.

What was that "heavy case" Kent referred to? And what's crazier? Kent's conspiracy theory or ruling against Halliburton with Bush and Cheney in power?


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Tom Langan
Tom Langan

Kent is a crybaby, a proven liar and a total egomaniac. Anything he spews out of that bumhole mouth of his should be totally disregarded. He disgraced the entire justice system in this country, not only because of his sexual misconduct, but because of his antics on the beanch and the gratuities he was constantly taking from the plaintiffs bar. In my book, they should have locked him up and thrown away the key.

Hj
Hj

 I am no Kent fan but the timing he speaks of is true.  He ruled in a Federal wage case against Halliburton and other drilling companies in a huge case.  Not long after, the trouble began.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Would love to know more about that case.

SM
SM

Read the very thorough Texas Monthlly article (sometime in 2010, I think)  about this jerk and you'll know more about the case and the women whose lives he almost destroyed.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

The Halliburton case is in the TM article?

I remember that the women had it very bad, and I think that even if Halliburton played a role in his downfall he deserved it. 

SunTsu
SunTsu

You'll always have enemies.You don't have to give them ammunition to destroy you.

MadMac
MadMac

Allowing that his allegations, (alligators?) might be true, (yeah, I know, I can't stop laughing about that, either) THIS is why they have those silly ethics classes in law school. If you plan on ruling on high-stakes cases, your conduct must be above reproach. Note to Judge Happy Pants, diddling the underlings, (the inability to give/decline consent constitutes nonconsent, just saying) is NOT above reproach.

grinch
grinch

Keep it in your pants, Judge Judy.

sickbassturd
sickbassturd

 Give me a break, the guy is/was a total  power tripping asshole. Who grabbed the wrong asses too many times. People were tired of his shit, so Mr. Kent shut the fuck up an do your time you fucking cry baby.

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