Sunday October 23rd, 2016 11:29PM

Arrested federal judge keeps getting $200K salary

By The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama federal judge stripped of his caseload following his arrest on domestic violence charges in Atlanta will continue receiving his annual salary of nearly $200,000.<br /> <br /> Legal experts say federal judicial rules don't include a provision for withholding the pay of U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller while a disciplinary committee reviews the case.<br /> <br /> Atlanta police arrested Fuller early Sunday and charged him with misdemeanor battery after his wife called 911 from a hotel and said he was beating her. Fuller told police that his wife became violent as she confronted him with allegations of cheating.<br /> <br /> Former federal judge John Carroll, who is now a dean at Cumberland Law School at Samford University, says each federal circuit has a disciplinary system, and judges retain salary while they have their title.
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