Judge ‘Charged’ With ‘Theft’ For Plugging In Chevy Volt Electric Car

October 17, 2012 10:16 AM

Judge ‘Charged’ With ‘Theft’ For Plugging In Chevy Volt Electric Car
" For centuries, the role of Judge has carried with it a solemn duty to uphold justice, the law, and to ascertain which facts are true, and which are not.

So when a journalist in Carmi, Illinois spotted a Second Circuit Judge charging his electric car at Wayne County Courthouse, they ran a story claiming Second Circuit Associate Judge Mark Stanley was misappropriating public funds to charge his car.

Except he wasn’t.

As the CourierPress reports, the local news article caused enough outcry to force Judge Stanley to appear in front of the entire Wayne County Board last week to explain his actions.

The charges? That he was using public funds to charge his $39,995 Volt, while residents of Wayne County were struggling with $4-a-gallon gas.

Sadly for the newspaper, and thankfully for the County Board, the explanation given by Judge Stanley was far from salacious.

Upon buying his plug-in hybrid, Judge Stanley had approached the local Sheriff to ask for approval to install an outlet to charge his car at the courthouse "

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