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Press Release Published: Mar 16, 2016

Chaffetz Statement on Allegations of Misconduct By Federal Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after serious allegations were raised against a sitting United States District Court Judge.

“Our initial review of the allegations has caused alarm and distress over their serious nature. The Utah Attorney General recently made the Committee aware of credible evidence of misconduct by a U.S. District Court Judge. The matter dates back to 1981 when, as a DOJ prosecutor, the Judge is alleged to have engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 16-year-old female witness. We will work with the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to determine next best steps to ensure justice is served.”