Kentucky judge facing abuse of power accusations agrees to temporary suspension

Kentucky judge facing abuse of power allegations agrees to temporary suspension.
Kentucky judge facing abuse of power allegations agrees to temporary suspension.(WFIE)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 9:10 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A family court judge in Owensboro that’s accused of abuse of power will be voluntarily stepping away from her duties.

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Julia Hawes Gordon is facing six counts from the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission, including obstruction of justice and abuse of power.

She’s also accused of mismanaging her courtroom.

Her temporary suspension begins Friday.

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