NewsChannel 5 reports “Davidson County General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland was arrested Tuesday morning by FBI agents, accused of attempting to obstruct a federal investigation.
A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court accuses the 59-year-old Moreland of attempting to bribe a witness in an on-going FBI investigation into his conduct and suggesting that drugs be planted on that witness in an attempt to discredit her.
Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith said the allegations amount to “egregious abuses of power by a judge sitting in Nashville.”
“Such an abuse of power,” Smith added, “undermines the credibility of and destroys the public’s trust in the court system and strikes at the very essence of our judicial branch of government.”
Read the full complaint, click here.
The FBI investigation began January 25. Read more HERE.