Maybe federal Judge Jack T. Camp was getting tired of his job. We can’t think of any other reason why someone who’s a trusted authority on the law would be so sloppy about breaking it.
Camp, who was appointed to the Northern District of Georgia by the Reagan administration in 1988, was arrested for buying guns from a stripper and fake blow from an FBI agent. Oh yea, and the stripper who set him up was his mistress.
The judge, Jack T. Camp Jr., 67, of United States District Court, was arrested Friday in an Atlanta suburb and later charged with possession of two illegal guns and with using illegal drugs, including narcotics, on multiple occasions, according to an F.B.I. affidavit released Monday.
The F.B.I. says that Judge Camp bought drugs from an unnamed stripper in Atlanta, who was also an F.B.I. informer. He was reportedly videotaped Friday buying powders and pills that he believed to be illegal drugs from an undercover agent.
His attorney says one-time is worrying about the wrong thing. As a matter of fact, the lawyer says this has nothing to do with the law.
His lawyer, Bill Morrison, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his client would plead not guilty and that the matter was private and did not affect his role as a judge.
“It’s not about Judge Camp being a judge. It is about Judge Camp being a husband and whether he has fulfilled those duties,” Mr. Morrison said. “It is a case about judgment.”
So, Mr. Morrison: you plan on arguing that any man who could cheat on his wife clearly doesn’t have the good sense to not let his stripper-mistress set him up to fail? As valid a point as that may be, we don’t think that’s getting you to a not guilty verdict this time.