Judge faces 8 indictments; lawsuit seeks his removal from bench

County Court Judge Christopher Dupuy, right, leaves the Galveston County Jail with his attorney George Parnham after he was arrested and charged Wednesday with two felony and six misdemeanors offenses.

GALVESTON — The State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Thursday suspended Judge Christopher Dupuy from office without pay, according to an order signed by the commission’s executive director.

The order followed the arrest of Dupuy on Wednesday after he was indicted on eight charges. They included two felonies and six misdemeanors, which accuse him of obstruction or retaliation, abuse of official capacity and official oppression.

Contact reporter Chris Paschenko at 409-683-5241 or chris.paschenko@galvnews.com.

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(11) comments

Robert Buckner

I'm just tired of the Dupuy stories, adios.

Ron Shelby

Question: Does the order govern both State Pay and County Pay, or only State pay? Must the Commissioners Court take its own action to suspend the County portion of his pay?

Susan Criss

County Court judges do not get state pay, only county pay. District judges get state pay and maybe 2% of their or something pay from the counties.

Richard Worth

Time for the Harris County law offices that own Ken Clark to let him know which pinhead to appoint.

Ron Shelby

Correction: This is a County Court Judge, therefore 100% paid for by county. No State funds. Interesting that a court could put in an order not to pay him. I could see them suspending him/removing him, but I would have thought it was the County's option in terms of paying during suspension or not.

Dwight Burns

Now listen while I tell you a story about a Judge who should have never been. Humm!

George Croix

To ensure that a full and factual accounting of, and laying of blame associated with, these allegations, or 'political side show' (?), is made, shouldn't we have Dupuy take the next 45 days to investigate himself, and get back to us with a report.
Then, move on...
Sorry, Judge, I'm afraid this isn't D.C. and you're not high enough up the political food chain to garner Attorney General level 'accomodations'.

J94fab91

And there goes another Republican voted in by the straight ticket being released from his duties as the district clerk, Jason Murray, was. Way to Go!

Ron Shelby

I wonder if he's considered the impact of his actions on the opinion of future clients to hire him. He could be killing his future earnings potential. Sad when people can't see beyond the tip of their nose.

Kevin Lang

Ron, fortunately for him, there seems to be plenty of people like Clara Harris, Andrea Yates, and Christopher Dupuy that other lawyers are wise to steer clear of. It's like George Parnham has a captive audience.

Dupuy will probably get far less justice than he deserves, and far more than he's delivered, due in part to the work of Parnham. We may never see Dupuy on the bench again, and probably nevermore as a lawyer or elected official, but he just might find a job in the media. I'll bet Dan Patrick would be willing to give him a shot.

George Croix

"And there goes another Republican voted in by the straight ticket being released from his duties as the district clerk, Jason Murray, was. Way to Go!"
Yes.
Now, let's let Dupuy investigate himself, and decide what if any punishment is warranted, and get back to us.
Just like it's being done for the Attorney General by the guy he works for who was voted in on straight ticket voting.
Voters have become their own worst enemies.

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