Former Judge Declared Innocent After ‘corrupt Politics' Led to Convictions in Convoluted Bribery Case

MCKINNEY - From the beginning, Suzanne Wooten maintained her innocence in a convoluted case mired in politics, improprieties and felony charges.She didn't waver. Not even in 2011, when a Collin County jury convicted the former state district judge on nine counts that included bribery and money laundering. She was sentenced to 10 years of probation and fined $10,000. Now, years after being forced to resign from office and having her law license suspended, Wooten has found the beginnings of the justice she so desperately sought.Before a packed courtroom Wednesday, Wooten, 49, was acquitted of all charges and declared innocent."This is not over," Wooten said in her first public statements since being targeted after taking office in January 2009. "I'm not going to be quiet any longer."  Continue reading...

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