"It's been a harrowing experience."
Attorney Lori Laird says she found herself the focus of Judge Dupuy's wrath when she represented his ex-wife in a custody case.. She says the judge filed untrue ethics complaints about her.. false criminal charges.. and even tried to throw her in jail for 220 days and leveled fines against her
She's not the only lawyer who had a run in with Dupuy.
"He started this entire process by calling me out of the blue and telling me i was a scumbag and he'd remember me if I ever returned to his court." Said Greg Hughes who filed an official complaint with the state about him.
Lawyers complained that he would harass and intimidate them and retaliate against ones he didn't like. Lawyers filed a civil petition to have him removed and right before a custody hearing Texas rangers swooped in and arrested hm.. He was charged with four felonies for his behavior... He's also been accused by lawyers and people before him of giving favorable rulings to his Facebook friends...
Today he pleaded guilty to perjury and misuse of government property, both misdemeanors.
"I'm very happy.. as part of the overall process was the agreement that he step down as judge so that battle to remove his has ceased." Said Laird.
Assistant Attorney General David Glicker prosecuted Dupuy.. The plea deal means he will be on probation for two years and will have to leave everybody involved in the matter alone.. or risk jail time.
" The legal system won in my opinion. He stood up in court and signed a document in which he admitted he was guilty of some of the most serious charges against him one of which is perjury which should show when he goes out in the world and says whatever he wants that he is a convicted liar.
However, Dupuy's lawyer says it's important to note that he although he was charged with four felonies.. he's pled to two misdemeanors and that should tell you something.
"He's a loving father and a good person. Did he make some bad decisions? Absolutely! But he's not the monster everyone portrayed him. Said Adam Brown.
Dupuy is currently serving 45 days in jail for violating a gag order. He will be released Sunday.