Judge bribes police officer with case of beer in exchange for text messages from wife’s cellphone


Case of beer (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A judge was charged with bribery after being accused of offering beer and cash to a police officer in exchange for his wife’s text messages, according to police in North Carolina.

Superior Court Judge Arnold Ogden Jones II was found guilty of bribery and other charges in connection with the bribery attempt of the police officer.

According to the police investigation, the judge suspected that his wife was cheating, and he wanted to get his hands on the text messages of her cellphone.

The Wayne County police officer, who is also an FBI agent, reported that the judge offered him beer and $100 to get the text messages.

The judge vowed to seek reelection despite being convicted of bribery. The judge is facing up to 37 years in prison and up to $750,000 in fines.