Ex-judge stripped of pension following federal conviction
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee judge who pleaded guilty to federal charges will lose his pension after a vote by the city’s pension oversight board.
News outlets report that former Nashville Judge Casey Moreland was due $58,203.48 annually after decades on the bench.
Moreland pleaded guilty to charges that included retaliating against a witness, obstruction of justice, theft from a federally funded program, destruction of records and witness tampering. He is due in U.S. District Court on Aug. 31 for sentencing.
Members of the Employee Benefit Board did not immediately respond to a request for information. Tara Stewart of Metro Human Resources said that Moreland will lose his pension due to the board vote Tuesday.
Moreland’s attorney says he’s not sure whether Moreland will appeal the board’s decision.