Ky. judge accused of abuse of power

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Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:06 AM CST
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DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - A family court judge in Daviess County is facing six counts from the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission, including obstruction of justice, and abuse of power.

Court documents show Julia Hawes Gordon, a family court judge in the 6th Judicial Circuit, is accused of using her influence to affect the outcome of a case concerning her son.

She’s also accused of mismanaging her courtroom.

Megan Jackson, the woman who filed the original complaint, worked in close proximity with with Gordon for nearly three years.

“Nobody wants to file a complaint on anybody even in very necessary situations,” said Jackson. “It is something that is very difficult to do. But I think it’s very important for the community to be aware and know who they’re voting for.”

Gordon’s lawyers sent 14 News a statement that reads, “Judge Gordon continues to strenuously deny the frivolous allegations brought against her and looks forward to resolution of this matter by the Judicial Conduct Commission.”

The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission says a public hearing date will be set in the future.

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